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. Jay D. Humphrey, Marcos Latorre
    Pages 1-20

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 Cell-matrix mechanical interactions Constitutive modeling Discrete network model Extracellular matrix Elastin Fiber orientation distribution Focal adhesion Glycosaminoglycan Mechanobiology Mechanotransduction Multi-photon 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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • 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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