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Unidirectional mechanical cellular stimuli via micropost array gradients

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Abstract

Diverse cellular processes are influenced by the mechanical properties of the substrate. Here we introduce the methodology of constructing micropost array gradients to investigate the effects of unidirectional substrate stiffness cues on living cells. Experimental results revealed preferential cell migration in the direction of increasing micropost stiffness.

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Submitted
31 Jan 2011
Accepted
09 Mar 2011
First published
24 Mar 2011

Soft Matter, 2011,7, 4606-4609
Article type
Communication

Unidirectional mechanical cellular stimuli via micropost array gradients

R. D. Sochol, A. T. Higa, R. R. R. Janairo, S. Li and L. Lin, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 4606
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05163F

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