Mechanical Engineering of the Cytoskeleton in Developmental Biology

Other | April 1, 1994

byJeon, Kwang W., Kwang W. Jeon

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Developing organisms are systems in which the geometry, dynamics, and boundary conditions are all changing in the course of morphogenesis. The morphogenesis of cells and organisms appear to be mediated in part by the mechanically active components of the cytoskeleton. Mechanical forces have long been considered secondary to the effects of molecular mechanisms in cell growth, differentiation, and development. This volume explores the role of mechanical forces in cell growth and development and demonstrates its importance. This volume will prove invaluable to all biologists interested in the fundamentals of mechanical forces in development, from the advanced to the graduate researcher.

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Developing organisms are systems in which the geometry, dynamics, and boundary conditions are all changing in the course of morphogenesis. The morphogenesis of cells and organisms appear to be mediated in part by the mechanically active components of the cytoskeleton. Mechanical forces have long been considered secondary to the effects...

Format:OtherDimensions:431 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

L.V. Beloussov, S.V. Saveliev, I.I. Naumidi, and V.V. Novoselov, Mechanical Stresses in Embryonic Tissues: Patterns, Morphogenetic Role and Involvement in Regulatory Feedbacks.
A.K. Harris, The Locomotion of Tissue Culture Cells, Considered in Relation to Amoeboid Locomotion.
D.G. Simpson, W. Carver, T.K. Borg, and L. Terracio, The Role of Mechanical Stimulation in the Establishment and Maintenance of Muscle Cell Differentiation.
G.W. Brodland, Finite Element Methods for Developmental Biology.
M. Opas, Substratum Mechanics and Cell Differentiation.
G. Forgacs and S.A. Newman, Phase Transitions, Interfaces, and Morphogenesis in a Network of Protein Fibers.
U. de Boni, The Interphase Nucleus as a Dynamic Structure.
D.E. Ingber, L. Dike, L. Hansen, S. Karp, H. Liley, A. Maniotis, H. McNamee, D. Mooney, G. Plopper, J. Sims, and N. Wang, Cellular Tensesgrity: Exploring How Mechanical Changes in the Cytoskeleton Regulate Cell Growth, Migration, and Tissue Pattern during Morphogenesis.
B.C. Goodwin and C. Briere, The Mechanics of the Cytoskeleton and Morphogenesis ofAcetabularia.
R. Gordon, The Chemical Basis for Diatom Morphogenesis.
Chapter References.
Subject Index.