9. ECM Interactions with Cells from the Macro- to Nanoscale

  1. Kenneth E. Gonsalves3,
  2. Craig R. Halberstadt4,5,
  3. Cato T. Laurencin6,7 and
  4. Lakshmi S. Nair6
  1. Steve Mwenifumbo1,2 and
  2. Molly M. Stevens1,2

Published Online: 11 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch9

Biomedical Nanostructures

Biomedical Nanostructures

How to Cite

Mwenifumbo, S. and Stevens, M. M. (2007) ECM Interactions with Cells from the Macro- to Nanoscale, in Biomedical Nanostructures (eds K. E. Gonsalves, C. R. Halberstadt, C. T. Laurencin and L. S. Nair), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Polymer Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communication, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, USA

  3. 5

    Tengion, Inc., Winston Salem, NC, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, VA, USA

  5. 7

    Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471925521

Online ISBN: 9780470185834

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Keywords:

  • extracellular matrix;
  • vascular endothelial growth factor;
  • ligand–receptor-mediated intracellular signaling pathways

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cell Microenvironment

  • Cell—ECM Interactions—The Multidimensional Map

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References