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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 20.411J (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Cell-Matrix Mechanics 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Health Sciences and Technology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Myron Spector
    Prof. Ioannis Yannas 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • HST.523J / 2.785J / 3.97J / 20.411J Cell-Matrix Mechanics



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features a full set of lecture slides.


    Course Description


    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.
     

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