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 7.01x, 3.091, 5.111, and 2.001 as prerequisites.

2.785 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by I. V. Yannas and M. Spector.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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