Dynamic control of cell adhesion on a stiffness-tunable substrate for analyzing the mechanobiology of collective cell migration

Masao Kamimura, Michiko Sugawara, Shota Yamamoto, Kazuo Yamaguchi, Jun Nakanishi

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Abstract

A method was developed for photocontrolling cell adhesion on a gel substrate with defined mechanical properties. Precise patterning of geometrically controlled cell clusters and their migration induction became possible by spatiotemporally controlled photo-irradiation of the substrate. The clusters exhibited unique collective motion that depended on substrate stiffness and cluster geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-937
Number of pages5
JournalBiomaterials Science
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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