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 and Collective Cell Migration

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration
Author: Ivana Pajic-Lijakovic,Elias Barriga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128203102
ISBN 13: 9780128203101
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

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.

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.

Mechanotransduction

Mechanotransduction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0123983274
ISBN 13: 9780123983275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanotransduction Book Review:

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology. It contains contributions from leaders in their fields and abundant references. Volume 126 features in-depth reviews that focus on the tools required to investigate mechanotransduction. Additional chapters focus on how we can use these tools to answer fundamental questions about the interaction of physical forces with cell biology, morphogenesis, and function of mature structures. Chapters in the volume are authored by a unique combination of cell biologists and engineers, providing a range of perspectives on mechanotransduction. Provides a unique combination of perspectives from biologists and engineers Engaging to people of many training backgrounds

Computational Modeling in Tissue Engineering

Computational Modeling in Tissue Engineering
Author: Liesbet Geris
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 3642325637
ISBN 13: 9783642325632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Modeling in Tissue Engineering Book Review:

One of the major challenges in tissue engineering is the translation of biological knowledge on complex cell and tissue behavior into a predictive and robust engineering process. Mastering this complexity is an essential step towards clinical applications of tissue engineering. This volume discusses computational modeling tools that allow studying the biological complexity in a more quantitative way. More specifically, computational tools can help in: (i) quantifying and optimizing the tissue engineering product, e.g. by adapting scaffold design to optimize micro-environmental signals or by adapting selection criteria to improve homogeneity of the selected cell population; (ii) quantifying and optimizing the tissue engineering process, e.g. by adapting bioreactor design to improve quality and quantity of the final product; and (iii) assessing the influence of the in vivo environment on the behavior of the tissue engineering product, e.g. by investigating vascular ingrowth. The book presents examples of each of the above mentioned areas of computational modeling. The underlying tissue engineering applications will vary from blood vessels over trachea to cartilage and bone. For the chapters describing examples of the first two areas, the main focus is on (the optimization of) mechanical signals, mass transport and fluid flow encountered by the cells in scaffolds and bioreactors as well as on the optimization of the cell population itself. In the chapters describing modeling contributions in the third area, the focus will shift towards the biology, the complex interactions between biology and the micro-environmental signals and the ways in which modeling might be able to assist in investigating and mastering this complexity. The chapters cover issues related to (multiscale/multiphysics) model building, training and validation, but also discuss recent advances in scientific computing techniques that are needed to implement these models as well as new tools that can be used to experimentally validate the computational results.

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 each chapter

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.

Cell Cycle in Development

Cell Cycle in Development
Author: Jacek Z. Kubiak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 9783642190650
ISBN 13: 3642190650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Cycle in Development Book Review:

This book focuses on the intersection between cell cycle regulation and embryo development. Specific modifications of the canonical cell cycle occur throughout the whole period of development and are adapted to fulfil functions coded by the developmental program. Deciphering these adaptations is essential to comprehending how living organisms develop. The aim of this book is to review the best-known modifications and adaptations of the cell cycle during development. The first chapters cover the general problems of how the cell cycle evolves, while consecutive chapters guide readers through the plethora of such phenomena. The book closes with a description of specific changes in the cell cycle of neurons in the senescent human brain. Taken together, the chapters present a panorama of species - from worms to humans - and of developmental stages - from unfertilized oocyte to aged adult.

Measuring Cell Mechanics

Measuring Cell Mechanics
Author: Margaret Gardel,Patrick Oakes
Publsiher: Biota Publishing
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1615046992
ISBN 13: 9781615046997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Cell Mechanics Book Review:

Cells are inherently physical entities that both experience mechanical forces from their external environment and generate their own internal forces to drive cell motion. Our particular aim here is to present the reader with an introduction to the primary tools used to measure these mechanical interactions and the material properties of cells that result from them. These approaches can be applied to a diverse array of physiological processes and systems, providing important insight into the regulatory roles of mechanical interactions in cells. We cover techniques at both the molecular and cellular scales, including those that actively and passively probe the system. Along the way we cover the fundamental principles of each approach, while emphasizing the relevant length and timescales, along with the typical magnitudes of the measurements that can be made. Each section ends by highlighting uses of the various techniques in recent relevant publications, illustrating the exciting future of cell mechanics in quantitative cell biology research.

Mechanobiology Emerging Tools and Methods

Mechanobiology  Emerging Tools and Methods
Author: Sara Baratchi,Khashayar Khoshmanesh,Charles David Cox,Guillermo Alberto Gomez
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN 10: 2889637557
ISBN 13: 9782889637553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mechanics of Biological Systems

Mechanics of Biological Systems
Author: Seungman Park,Yun Chen
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 1643273922
ISBN 13: 9781643273921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Biological Systems Book Review:

This book is an introduction to the mechanical properties, the force generating capacity, and the sensitivity to mechanical cues of the biological system. To understand how these qualities govern many essential biological processes, we also discuss how to measure them. However, before delving into the details and the techniques, we will first learn the operational definitions in mechanics, such as force, stress, elasticity, viscosity and so on. This book will explore the mechanics at three different length scales – molecular, cellular, and tissue levels – sequentially, and discuss the measurement techniques to quantify the intrinsic mechanical properties, force generating capacity, mechanoresponsive processes in the biological systems, and rupture forces.

Cell Migrations Causes and Functions

Cell Migrations  Causes and Functions
Author: Caterina A. M. La Porta,Stefano Zapperi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 3030175936
ISBN 13: 9783030175931
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.

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.

Systems Biology of Tumor Microenvironment

Systems Biology of Tumor Microenvironment
Author: Katarzyna A. Rejniak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 3319420232
ISBN 13: 9783319420233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Biology of Tumor Microenvironment Book Review:

This edited volume discusses the complexity of tumor microenvironments during cancer development, progression and treatment. Each chapter presents a different mathematical model designed to investigate the interactions between tumor cells and the surrounding stroma and stromal cells. The topics covered in this book include the quantitative image analysis of a tumor microenvironment, the microenvironmental barriers in oxygen and drug delivery to tumors, the development of tumor microenvironmental niches and sanctuaries, intravenous transport of the circulating tumor cells, the role of the tumor microenvironment in chemotherapeutic interventions, the interactions between tumor cells, the extracellular matrix, the interstitial fluid, and the immune and stromal cells. Mathematical models discussed here embrace both continuous and agent-based approaches, as well as mathematical frameworks of solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and optimal control theory. The topics in each chapter will be of interest to a biological community wishing to apply the mathematical methods to interpret their experimental data, and to a biomathematical audience interested in exploring how mathematical models can be used to address complex questions in cancer biology.

Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis

Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis
Author: Dan Simionescu,Agneta Simionescu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-07
ISBN 10: 9533078820
ISBN 13: 9789533078823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis Book Review:

Vasculogenesis is the process of new blood vessel formation during embryonic development of the cardiovascular system. This is followed by formation of a vascular tree and finally the cardiovascular system with the myriad of blood vessels that nourish all tissues and organs. Angiogenesis, on the other hand is the process by which new blood vessels take shape from existing blood vessels by "sprouting" of endothelial cells thus expanding the vascular tree. Both scenarios are based on activation, migration, proliferation and maturation of unique precursor cells. The study of blood vessel formation is an essential component of embryonic development, congenital malformations, degenerative diseases, inflammation and cancer and thus has widespread appeal to the biomedical field. Moreover, scientists are now harnessing this information for the purpose of building living blood vessel substitutes for replacement of diseased arteries and veins. This book highlights novel advances in the field of vasculogenesis and angiogenesis, including embryogenesis and development, regulation of progenitor cells, cancer and blood vessel regeneration. We consider this book a good initial source of information for graduate students, medical students and scientists interested in the intricacies of blood vessel formation, maturation, disease and replacement.

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.

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: 1466553812
ISBN 13: 9781466553811
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.

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.

Single Cell Based Models in Biology and Medicine

Single Cell Based Models in Biology and Medicine
Author: Alexander Anderson,Katarzyna Rejniak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2007-08-08
ISBN 10: 376438123X
ISBN 13: 9783764381233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Single Cell Based Models in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

Aimed at postgraduate students in a variety of biology-related disciplines, this volume presents a collection of mathematical and computational single-cell-based models and their application. The main sections cover four general model groupings: hybrid cellular automata, cellular potts, lattice-free cells, and viscoelastic cells. Each section is introduced by a discussion of the applicability of the particular modelling approach and its advantages and disadvantages, which will make the book suitable for students starting research in mathematical biology as well as scientists modelling multicellular processes.