Static and photoresponsive dynamic materials to dissect physical regulation of cellular functions

Jun Nakanishi*, Shota Yamamoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recent progress in mechanobiology has highlighted the importance of physical cues, such as mechanics, geometry (size), topography, and porosity, in the determination of cellular activities and fates, in addition to biochemical factors derived from their surroundings. In this review, we will first provide an overview of how such fundamental insights are identified by synchronizing the hierarchical nature of biological systems and static materials with tunable physical cues. Thereafter, we will explain the photoresponsive dynamic biomaterials to dissect the spatiotemporal aspects of the dependence of biological functions on physical cues.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiomaterials Science
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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