From static to animated: Measuring mechanical forces in tissues.

TitleFrom static to animated: Measuring mechanical forces in tissues.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsNelson, CM
JournalJ Cell Biol
Volume216
Issue1
Pagination29-30
Date Published2017 Jan 02
ISSN1540-8140
KeywordsAnimals, Cell Adhesion, Cell Biology, Cell Movement, Humans, Mechanoreceptors, Mechanotransduction, Cellular, Physical Stimulation, Stress, Mechanical
Abstract

<p>Cells are physical objects that exert mechanical forces on their surroundings as they migrate and take their places within tissues. New techniques are now poised to enable the measurement of cell-generated mechanical forces in intact tissues in vivo, which will illuminate the secret dynamic lives of cells and change our current perception of cell biology.</p>

DOI10.1083/jcb.201612098
Alternate JournalJ. Cell Biol.
PubMed ID28003332
PubMed Central IDPMC5223620