Cell instructive polymers

Takuya Matsumoto, David J. Mooney

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Abstract

Polymeric materials used in tissue engineering were initially used solely as delivery vehicles for transplanting cells. However, these materials are currently designed to actively regulate the resultant tissue structure and function. This control is achieved through spatial and temporal regulation of various cues (e.g., adhesion ligands, growth factors) provided to interacting cells from the material. These polymeric materials that control cell function and tissue formation are termed cell instructive polymers, and recent trends in their design are outlined in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTissue Engineering I
EditorsLee Kyongbum, David Kaplan
Pages113-137
Number of pages25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Volume102
ISSN (Print)0724-6145

Keywords

  • Cells
  • External stimuli
  • Growth factors
  • Synthetic extracellular matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Matsumoto, T., & Mooney, D. J. (2006). Cell instructive polymers. In L. Kyongbum, & D. Kaplan (Eds.), Tissue Engineering I (pp. 113-137). (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology; Vol. 102). https://doi.org/10.1007/b137207