no code implementations • 21 Jun 2019 • Elisabeth G. Rens, Roeland M. H. Merks
Many animal cells change their shape depending on the stiffness of the substrate on which they are cultured: they assume small, rounded shapes in soft ECMs, they elongate within stiffer ECMs, and flatten out on hard substrates.
1 code implementation • 23 May 2019 • Koen Schakenraad, Jeremy Ernst, Wim Pomp, Erik H. J. Danen, Roeland M. H. Merks, Thomas Schmidt, Luca Giomi
We investigate the mechanical interplay between the spatial organization of the actin cytoskeleton and the shape of animal cells adhering on micropillar arrays.
Biological Physics Soft Condensed Matter Cell Behavior