Decoding mechanical cues by molecular mechanotransduction
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Cells are exposed to a variety of mechanical cues, including forces from their local environment and physical properties of the tissue. These mechanical cues regulate a vast number of cellular processes, relying on a repertoire of mechanosensors that transduce forces into biochemical pathways through mechanotransduction. Forces can act on different parts of the cell, carry information regarding magnitude and direction, and have distinct temporal profiles. Thus, the specific cellular response to mechanical forces is dependent on the ability of cells to sense and transduce these physical parameters. In this review, we will highlight recent findings that provide insights into the mechanisms by which different mechanosensors decode mechanical cues and how their coordinated response determines the cellular outcomes.
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|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Cell Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Oct 1|