Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration
Author: Ivana Pajic-Lijakovic,Elias Barriga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN 10: 0128203110
ISBN 13: 9780128203118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration Book Review:

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Across Levels of Organization focuses on the main viscoelastic parameters formulated based on multiscale constitutive modeling and how to measure these rheological parameters based on existent micro-devices such as micro-rheology and micro-elastography. The book sheds light on inter-relationships across viscoelasticity scales, an essential step for understanding various biomedical processes such as morphogenesis, wound healing and cancers invasion. Cumulative effects of structural changes at subcellular and cellular levels influence viscoelasticity at a supracellular level are also covered, providing valuable insights for biologists, physicists, engineers, students and researchers in the field of developmental biology. As this is a complex multidisciplinary field, perspectives are included from experts in biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, biophysics and biorheology. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that represent challenges and the necessity for further development in the field. Discusses the biological/biochemical mechanisms of collective cell migration Covers the inter-relation between collective cell migration and viscoelasticity by proposing rheological parameters Contains critical consideration of various experimental techniques that are suitable to measure these parameters

Viscoelasticity From Individual Cell Behavior to Collective Tissue Remodeling

Viscoelasticity  From Individual Cell Behavior to Collective Tissue Remodeling
Author: Ivana Dusan Pajic-Lijakovic,Karine Guevorkian,Jose J. Munoz,Elias H. Barriga
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN 10: 2889716953
ISBN 13: 9782889716951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stromal Signaling in Cancer

Stromal Signaling in Cancer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2022-05-01
ISBN 10: 0323854249
ISBN 13: 9780323854245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stromal Signaling in Cancer Book Review:

Stromal Signaling in Cancer, Volume 154 in the Advances in Cancer Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of timely topics surrounding cancer research. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in the Advances in Cancer Research series Updated release includes the latest information on Stromal Signaling in Cancer

Cell Migrations Causes and Functions

Cell Migrations  Causes and Functions
Author: Caterina A. M. La Porta,Stefano Zapperi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 9783030175955
ISBN 13: 3030175952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Migrations Causes and Functions Book Review:

Cell migration plays an important role during development and in many physiological and pathological processes, from wound healing to cancer. This edited volume presents a collection of contributions meant to illustrate the state of the art on this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Readers will find a detailed discussion of the properties of individual and collective cell migration, including the associated biochemical regulation and important biophysical and biomechanical aspects. The book includes information on the latest experimental techniques employed to study cell migration, from microfluidics to traction force microscopy, as well as the latest theoretical and computational models used to interpret the experimental data. Finally, the role of cell migration in cancer and in development is also reviewed. The contents of this work should appeal to students and researchers in biology and biophysics who want to get up to date on the latest interdisciplinary development in this broad field of research. The chapters are written in a self-contained form and can also be used as individual articles.

Rheology

Rheology
Author: Aleksandr I͡Akovlevich Malkin,Alexander Ya Malkin,Avraam I. Isayev
Publsiher: ChemTec Publishing
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 189519833X
ISBN 13: 9781895198331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheology Book Review:

There are few comprehensive books on the market on the subject of rheology – the complex science dealing with flow and deformation of matter – and these are several years old. At last there is now a book that explains the meaning of a science that many scientists need to use but only a few can fully grasp. It does so by striking the balance between oversimplification and overload of theory in a very compelling and readable manner. The author's systematic presentation enables the authors to include all components of rheology in one volume. The first four chapters of this book discuss various aspects of theoretical rheology and, by examples of many studies, show how particular theory, model, or equation can be used in solving different problems. The main emphasis is on liquids, but solid materials are discussed in one full chapter as well. Methods of measurement and raw data treatment are included in one large chapter which constitutes more than one quarter of the book. Eight groups of methods are discussed giving many choices for experimentation and guidance on where and how to use them properly. The final chapter shows how to use rheological methods in different groups of products and methods of their manufacture. Usefulness of chemorheological (rheokinetical) measurements is also emphasized. This chapter continues with examples of purposeful applications in practical matters.

Cell and Matrix Mechanics

Cell and Matrix Mechanics
Author: Roland Kaunas,Assaf Zemel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 1466553820
ISBN 13: 9781466553828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell and Matrix Mechanics Book Review:

Explores a Range of Multiscale Biomechanics/Mechanobiology Concepts Cell and Matrix Mechanics presents cutting-edge research at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels in the field of cell mechanics. This book involves key experts in the field, and covers crucial areas of cell and tissue mechanics, with an emphasis on the roles of mechanical forces in cell–matrix interactions. Providing material in each chapter that builds on the previous chapters, it effectively integrates length scales and contains, for each length scale, key experimental observations and corresponding quantitative theoretical models. Summarizes the Three Hierarchical Levels of Cell Mechanics The book contains 14 chapters and is organized into three sections. The first section focuses on the molecular level, the second section details mechanics at the cellular level, and the third section explores cellular mechanics at the tissue level. The authors offer a thorough description of the roles of mechanical forces in cell and tissue biology, and include specific examples. They incorporate descriptions of associated theoretical models, and provide the data and modeling framework needed for a multi-scale analysis. In addition, they highlight the pioneering studies in cell–matrix mechanics by Albert K. Harris. The topics covered include: The passive and active mechanical properties of cytoskeletal polymers and associated motor proteins along with the behavior of polymer networks The mechanical properties of the cell membrane, with an emphasis on membrane protein activation caused by membrane forces The hierarchical organization of collagen fibrils, revealing that a delicate balance exists between specific and nonspecific interactions to result in a structure with semicrystalline order as well as loose associations The roles of matrix mechanical properties on cell adhesion and function along with different mechanical mechanisms of cell–cell interactions The effects of mechanical loading on cell cytoskeletal remodeling, summarizing various modeling approaches that explain possible mechanisms regulating the alignment of actin stress fibers in response to stretching The mechanical testing of cell-populated collagen matrices, along with theory relating the passive and active mechanical properties of the engineered tissues Cell migration behavior in 3-D matrices and in collective cell motility The role of mechanics in cartilage development The roles of both cellular and external forces on tissue morphogenesis The roles of mechanical forces on tumor growth and cancer metastasis Cell and Matrix Mechanics succinctly and systematically explains the roles of mechanical forces in cell–matrix biology. Practitioners and researchers in engineering and physics, as well as graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering related to mechanobiology, can benefit from this work.

Cell Movement

Cell Movement
Author: Magdalena Stolarska,Nicoleta Tarfulea
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN 10: 3319968424
ISBN 13: 9783319968421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Movement Book Review:

This book contains a collection of original research articles and review articles that describe novel mathematical modeling techniques and the application of those techniques to models of cell motility in a variety of contexts. The aim is to highlight some of the recent mathematical work geared at understanding the coordination of intracellular processes involved in the movement of cells. This collection will benefit researchers interested in cell motility as well graduate students taking a topics course in this area.

Physics of Cancer

Physics of Cancer
Author: Claudia Mierke
Publsiher: Iph001
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780750317511
ISBN 13: 0750317515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of Cancer Book Review:

This revised second edition is improved linguistically with multiple increases of the number of figures and the inclusion of several novel chapters such as actin filaments during matrix invasion, microtubuli during migration and matrix invasion, nuclear deformability during migration and matrix invasion, and the active role of the tumor stroma in regulating cell invasion.

Viscoelasticity

Viscoelasticity
Author: Juan De Vicente
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 9535108417
ISBN 13: 9789535108412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viscoelasticity Book Review:

This book contains a wealth of useful information on current research on viscoelasticity. By covering a broad variety of rheology, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and viscoelasticity-related topics, this book is addressed to a wide spectrum of academic and applied researchers and scientists but it could also prove useful to industry specialists. The subject areas include, theory, simulations, biological materials and food products among others.

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications
Author: Mahboub Baccouch
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-11-17
ISBN 10: 1839623411
ISBN 13: 9781839623417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications Book Review:

This book provides several applications of the finite element method (FEM) for solving real-world problems. FEM is a widely used technique for numerical simulations in many areas of physics and engineering. It has gained increased popularity over recent years for the solution of complex engineering and science problems. FEM is now a powerful and popular numerical method for solving differential equations, with flexibility in dealing with complex geometric domains and various boundary conditions. The method has a wide range of applications in various branches of engineering such as mechanical engineering, thermal and fluid flows, electromagnetics, business management, and many others. This book describes the development of FEM and discusses and illustrates its specific applications.

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics
Author: Claudia Tanja Mierke
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 3030585328
ISBN 13: 9783030585327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics Book Review:

This book focuses on the mechanical properties of cells, discussing the basic concepts and processes in the fields of immunology, biology, and biochemistry. It introduces and explains state-of-the-art biophysical methods and examines the role of mechanical properties in the cell/protein interaction with the connective tissue microenvironment. The book presents a unique perspective on cellular mechanics and biophysics by combining the mechanical, biological, physical, biochemical, medical, and immunological views, highlighting the importance of the mechanical properties of cells and biophysical measurement methods. The book guides readers through the complex and growing field of cellular mechanics and biophysics, connecting and discussing research findings from different fields such as biology, cell biology, immunology, physics, and medicine. Featuring suggestions for further reading throughout and addressing a wide selection of biophysical topics, this book is an indispensable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of cellular mechanics and biophysics.

The Perfect Slime

The Perfect Slime
Author: Hans-Curt Flemming,Dr Thomas R. Neu,Dr Jost Wingender
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1780407416
ISBN 13: 9781780407418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Slime Book Review:

The Perfect Slime presents the latest state of knowledge and all aspects of the Extracellular Polymeric Substances, (EPS) matrix – from the ecological and health to the antifouling perspectives. The book brings together all the current material in order to expand our understanding of the functions, properties and characteristics of the matrix as well as the possibilities to strengthen or weaken it. The EPS matrix represents the immediate environment in which biofilm organisms live. From their point of view, this matrix has paramount advantages. It allows them to stay together for extended periods and form synergistic microconsortia, it retains extracellular enzymes and turns the matrix into an external digestion system and it is a universal recycling yard, it protects them against desiccation, it allows for intense communication and represents a huge genetic archive. They can remodel their matrix, break free and eventually, they can use it as a nutrient source. The EPS matrix can be considered as one of the emergent properties of biofilms and are a major reason for the success of this form of life. Nevertheless, they have been termed the “black matter of biofilms” for good reasons. First of all: the isolation methods define the results. In most cases, only water soluble EPS components are investigated; insoluble ones such as cellulose or amyloids are much less included. In particular in environmental biofilms with many species, it is difficult to impossible isolate, separate the various EPS molecules they are encased in and to define which species produced which EPS. The regulation and the factors which trigger or inhibit EPS production are still very poorly understood. Furthermore: bacteria are not the only microorganisms to produce EPS. Archaea, Fungi and algae can also form EPS. This book investigates the questions, What is their composition, function, dynamics and regulation? What do they all have in common?

Neural Crest Cells

Neural Crest Cells
Author: Quenten Schwarz,Sophie Wiszniak
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 9781493994144
ISBN 13: 149399414X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Crest Cells Book Review:

This detailed book provides a wide range of techniques, from those that have been used extensively since the very first investigations into neural crest cells to those that are currently cutting-edge, in order to explore the development of neural crest cells in human, mice, rat, chick, quail, medaka, and shark. With a bit of imagination and adjustment, many of these methodologies can be adaptable to any species desirable for study. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Neural Crest Cells: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal reference guide for aspiring and experienced developmental biologists alike.

Extracellular Matrix Degradation

Extracellular Matrix Degradation
Author: William C. Parks,Robert Mecham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN 10: 3642168612
ISBN 13: 9783642168611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extracellular Matrix Degradation Book Review:

Regulated turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important component of tissue homeostasis. In recent years, the enzymes that participate in, and control ECM turnover have been the focus of research that touches on development, tissue remodeling, inflammation and disease. This volume in the Biology of Extracellular Matrix series provides a review of the known classes of proteases that degrade ECM both outside and inside the cell. The specific EMC proteases that are discussed include cathepsins, bacterial collagenases, matrix metalloproteinases, meprins, serine proteases, and elastases. The volume also discusses the domains responsible for specific biochemical characteristics of the proteases and the physical interactions that occur when the protease interacts with substrate. The topics covered in this volume provide an important context for understanding the role that matrix-degrading proteases play in normal tissue remodeling and in diseases such as cancer and lung disease.

The Physics of Cancer

The Physics of Cancer
Author: Caterina A. M. La Porta,Stefano Zapperi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 1107109590
ISBN 13: 9781107109599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Cancer Book Review:

An introduction to the emerging field of cancer physics, integrating cancer biology with approaches from theoretical and applied physics.

The Triumph of the Embryo

The Triumph of the Embryo
Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0486469298
ISBN 13: 9780486469294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of the Embryo Book Review:

"This is a clear and engagingly written book," declared Nature, "recommended certainly to nonspecialists, but also to developmental biologists." Its exploration of how single cells multiply and develop offers an accessible look at a difficult subject. Easy-to-understand descriptions of experimental studies offer fascinating insights into aging, cancer, regeneration, and evolution. 1993 edition.

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering
Author: Nikolas Provatas,Ken Elder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 3527632379
ISBN 13: 9783527632374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering Book Review:

This comprehensive and self-contained, one-stop source discusses phase-field methodology in a fundamental way, explaining advanced numerical techniques for solving phase-field and related continuum-field models. It also presents numerical techniques used to simulate various phenomena in a detailed, step-by-step way, such that readers can carry out their own code developments. Features many examples of how the methods explained can be used in materials science and engineering applications.

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging
Author: Ingolf Sack,Tobias Schaeffter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 3319659243
ISBN 13: 9783319659244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging Book Review:

This book provides a selection of essential knowledge on the image-based quantification of biophysical parameters for the purpose of clinical diagnosis. The authors regard clinical imaging scanners as physical measurement systems capable of quantifying intrinsic parameters for depiction of the constitution and biophysical properties of in vivo tissue. On the one hand, this approach supports the development of new methods of imaging highly reproducible, system-independent, and quantitative biomarkers, and these methods receive detailed attention in the book. On the other hand, the reader will also gain a deeper understanding of how physical tissue properties interact with the generation of signals in medical imaging, opening new windows on the intricate and fascinating relationship between the structure and function of living tissues. The book will be of interest to all who recognize the limitations of basing clinical diagnosis primarily on visual inspection of images and who wish to learn more about the diagnostic potential of quantitative and biophysics-based medical imaging markers and the challenges that the paucity of such markers poses for next-generation imaging technologies.

Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science
Author: William R Wagner,Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert,Guigen Zhang,Michael J. Yaszemski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 0128161388
ISBN 13: 9780128161388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Science Book Review:

The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip. Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation, and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement. In response to customer feedback, the new edition also features consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Biomaterials Science, 4th edition is an important update to the best-selling text, vital to the biomaterials’ community. The most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine and much more. Online chapter exercises available for most chapters

Biomechanics in Oncology

Biomechanics in Oncology
Author: Cheng Dong,Nastaran Zahir,Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-10-27
ISBN 10: 3319952943
ISBN 13: 9783319952949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomechanics in Oncology Book Review:

This book covers multi-scale biomechanics for oncology, ranging from cells and tissues to whole organ. Topics covered include, but not limited to, biomaterials in mechano-oncology, non-invasive imaging techniques, mechanical models of cell migration, cancer cell mechanics, and platelet-based drug delivery for cancer applications. This is an ideal book for graduate students, biomedical engineers, and researchers in the field of mechanobiology and oncology. This book also: Describes how mechanical properties of cancer cells, the extracellular matrix, tumor microenvironment and immuno-editing, and fluid flow dynamics contribute to tumor progression and the metastatic process Provides the latest research on non-invasive imaging, including traction force microscopy and brillouin confocal microscopy Includes insight into NCIs’ role in supporting biomechanics in oncology research Details how biomaterials in mechano-oncology can be used as a means to tune materials to study cancer