Mechanical Stretch and Cytokines

  • Andre Kamkin
  • Irina Kiseleva

Part of the Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues book series (MECT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andrey S. Simbirtsev, Ivan G. Kozlov
    Pages 1-33
  3. Leonid V. Kovalchuk, Marina V. Khoreva, Anna Nikonova, Viktor E. Kazanski, Ilya Lozinsky, Irina N. D’iakonova et al.
    Pages 35-58
  4. Marco Cattaruzza, Andreas H. Wagner, Markus Hecker
    Pages 59-86
  5. Milan Stengl, Miroslav Prucha, Martin Matejovic
    Pages 87-106
  6. Vlad S. Kuzmin, Denis V. Abramochkin, Vadim M. Mitrochin, Bo Tian, Ekaterina Yu. Makarenko, Leonid V. Kovalchuk et al.
    Pages 107-153
  7. Denis V. Abramochkin, Ekaterina Yu. Makarenko, Vadim M. Mitrochin, Bo Tian, Vlad S. Kuzmin, Leonid Kalugin et al.
    Pages 155-164
  8. Keiji Tabuchi, Akira Hara
    Pages 189-199
  9. Brian S. Muntean, Xingjian Jin, Surya M. Nauli
    Pages 201-222
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-236

About this book


This book presents the latest findings in the field of investigation of molecular mechanisms of mechanical stretch and the role of cytokines in response of different tissues to it. On the one hand this Volume demonstrates how mechanical stretch enhances cytokines production. It describes how cytokines influence tissues and cells on a background of a mechanical stretching. It provides a description of how cells in different tissues are activated by stretch and cytokines via various signaling pathways, and how they change their gene expression. The book is a unique collection of reviews outlining current knowledge and future developments in this rapidly growing field. Knowledge of biomechanics, and mechanisms which underlie it on molecular, cellular and tissue, is necessary for understanding of the normal functioning of living organisms and allows to predict changes, which arise due to alterations of their environment.


Cells Cytokines Mechanosensitivity Stretch activated currents Stretch induced potentials

Editors and affiliations

  • Andre Kamkin
    • 1
  • Irina Kiseleva
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Fundamental &, Applied PhysiologyRussian State Medical UniversityMoskvaRussian Federation
  2. 2., Department of Fundamental and Applied PhRussian State Medical UniversityMoscowRussian Federation

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