Multi-scale Extracellular Matrix Mechanics and Mechanobiology

  • Yanhang Zhang

Part of the Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials book series (SMTEB, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jay D. Humphrey, Marcos Latorre
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alex Khang, Daniel P. Howsmon, Emma Lejeune, Michael S. Sacks
    Pages 21-53
  4. Béla Suki, Harikrishnan Parameswaran, Calebe Alves, Ascânio D. Araújo, Erzsébet Bartolák-Suki
    Pages 83-121
  5. Raphaël Turcotte, Yanhang Zhang
    Pages 165-202
  6. David O. Sohutskay, Theodore J. Puls, Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin
    Pages 203-245
  7. Jing Li, Wonyeong Jung, Sungmin Nam, Ovijit Chaudhuri, Taeyoon Kim
    Pages 247-282
  8. Satish Kumar Gupta, Jiawei Sun, Yu Long Han, Chenglin Lyu, Tianlei He, Ming Guo
    Pages 283-310
  9. Matthew C. Watson, Erica M. Cherry-Kemmerling, Lauren D. Black III
    Pages 311-342
  10. J. Ferruzzi, Y. Zhang, D. Roblyer, M. H. Zaman
    Pages 343-387
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 389-392

About this book


This book describes the current state of knowledge in the field of multi-scale ECM mechanics and mechanobiology with a focus on experimental and modelling studies in biomechanical characterization, advanced optical microscopy and imaging, as well as computational modeling. This book also discusses the scale dependency of ECM mechanics, translation of mechanical forces from tissue to cellular level, and advances and challenges in improving our understanding of cellular mechanotransduction in the context of living tissues and organisms.


Biomechanics Biomechanical characterization Cell-matrix interactions Collagen Constitutive modeling Discrete network model Extracellular matrix Elastin Focal adhesion Glycosaminoglycan Mechanobiology Mechanotransduction Optical imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Yanhang Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Division of Materials Science & EngineeringBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20181-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20182-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2006
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2014
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