Tissue Stiffness Regulates Immune Responses

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readJun 4, 2020

Cells are remarkably sensitive to the mechanical properties of their environment, changing their behavior as a result of physical forces exerted by the surrounding tissues. Over the last 20 years, scientists have uncovered that this phenomenon, known as mechanosensing, dictates a plethora of cellular responses, from cell division and differentiation to the activation of the immune system.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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