2.785 Cell-Matrix Mechanics


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Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell biology, physiology, and medicine.

This class has 2.001, 2.01, 2.02A, 3.091, 5.111, and 7.01x as prerequisites.

2.785 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by I. V. Yannas and M. Spector.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-371.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.785 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Cell-Matrix Mechanics site or on the 2.785 Stellar site.

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