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Mechanobiology of the endothelium /
editor, Helim Aranda-Espinoza.
imprint
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, [2015]
description
viii, 271 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
1482207249, 9781482207248
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imprint
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, [2015]
isbn
1482207249
9781482207248
contents note
The endothelium as a mechanosensor / Rachel E. Neubrander and Brian P. Helmke -- Mechanobiology of the endothelial nucleus / Elizabeth A. Booth-Gauthier, Stephen Spagnol, and Kris Noel Dahl -- Cancer metastasis and biomechanics of the endothelium / Claudia T. Mierke -- Valvular endothelial mechanobiology / Suthan Srigunapalan and Craig A. Simmons -- Environmental factors that influence the response of the endothelium to flow / Tracy M. Cheung and George A. Truskey -- Differential response of the endothelium to simultaneous chemical and mechanical stimulation in inflammation response / Ryan B. Huang and Omolola Eniola-Adefeso -- The role of cholesterol and lipoproteins in control of endothelial biomechanics / Irena Levitan, Tzu-Pin Shentu, Mingzhai Sun, and Gabor Forgacs -- Implications of fluid shear stress in capillary sprouting during adult microvascular network remodeling / Walter L. Murfee -- Endothelial cell adhesion molecules and drug delivery applications / Daniel Serrano and Silvia Muro -- Leukocyte transendothelial migration : a biophysical event / Kimberly M. Stroka -- The immune system as a theranostic device / Janina Vaitkus and Helim Aranda-Espinoza.
catalogue key
10031669
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The endothelium is an excellent example of where biology meets physics and engineering. It has to convert mechanical forces into chemical signals to maintain homeostasis and even more, the endothelium controls the immune response, drug delivery through the vasculature, and cancer metastasis. Basic understanding of these processes is starting to emerge and applications from drug delivery to imaging modalities are already using the knowledge so gained. This book reviews current knowledge in mechanobiology of the endothelium and its implications for the development of theranostic devices.

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