Developmentally-inspired shrink-wrap polymers for mechanical induction of tissue differentiation

Basma Hashmi, Lauren D. Zarzar, Tadanori Mammoto, Akiko Mammoto, Amanda Jiang, Joanna Aizenberg, Donald E. Ingber

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A biologically inspired thermoresponsive polymer has been developed that mechanically induces tooth differentiation in vitro and in vivo by promoting mesenchymal cell compaction as seen in each pore of the scaffold. This normally occurs during the physiological mesenchymal condensation response that triggers tooth formation in the embryo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3253-3257
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 28 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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