Micromachining processes have been developed for observing durotaxis (mechanotaxis) – the directional movement of cells. Bovine aeortic endothelial cells were seeded on a micropost array, fabricated by a highly reproducible method. The cells exhibited higher displacement and speed in the direction of increasing micropost stiffness.
Read the whole article for free here, until May6…. Ryan D. Sochol, Adrienne T. Higa, Randall R. R. Janairo, Song Li and Liwei Lin, Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05163F, Communication