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Regulation of Stem Cell Functions by Micro-Patterned Structures

  • Guoping ChenEmail author
  • Naoki Kawazoe
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1250)

Abstract

Micro-patterned surfaces have been broadly used to control the morphology of stem cells for investigation of the influence of physiochemical and biological cues on stem cell functions. Different structures of micro-patterned surfaces can be prepared by photolithography through designing the photomask features. Cell spreading area, geometry, aspect ratio, and alignment can be regulated by the micro-patterned structures. Their influences on adipogenic, osteogenic, and smooth muscle differentiation of the human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are compared and investigated in details. Variation of cell morphology can trigger rearrangement of cytoskeleton, generating cytoskeletal mechanical stimulation and consequently inducing differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into different lineages. This chapter summarizes the latest development of regulation of mesenchymal stem cell morphology by micro-patterns and the influence on the behaviors and differentiation of the mesenchymal stem cells.

Keywords

Micro-patterned surface Mesenchymal stem cell Cell morphology Cell function Differentiation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18K19947, 18K19945 and 19H04475.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Functional MaterialsNational Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

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