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Easy and Accurate Mechano-profiling on Micropost Arrays
 

Easy and Accurate Mechano-profiling on Micropost Arrays

Article doi: 10.3791/53350
November 17th, 2015

Summary November 17th, 2015

Described are protocols for quantifying mechanical interactions between adherent cells and microstructured substrates. These interactions are closely linked to essential cell behaviors including migration, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. The protocols present an open-source image analysis software called MechProfiler, which enables determination of involved forces for each micropost.

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