tissue engineering lecture 19, 4/16/15 paper review cell origami
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Lecture 19, 4/16/15Paper ReviewCell Origami
What is the motivation of this study?•Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, has remained popular over the centuries because it enables the production of various three-dimensional (3D) sculptures simply by folding two-dimensional (2D) sheets.
•This paper describes a method of generating three-dimensional (3D) cell-laden microstructures by applying the principle of origami folding technique and cell traction force (CTF)
•Cells naturally exert a contractile force , known as the cell traction force (CTF), that is generated by actomyosin interactions and actin polymerization, and pulls toward the center of the cell body (Figure 1A).
Figure 1a-c: Jemima Lamothe
Figure 1d-g: Robert Gaspardi
Figure 2: Thanh Nguyen
Figure 3: Michael Grunwald
• No flexible joint
• A: Cells seeded on to microplate exhibit maximum angle when cells contact
• B: Before and after phase contrast images of microplates
• Angle depends directly on number of cells and not microplate thickness
• Scale bar: 50 μm
Figure 4a-b: Cody Siroka
Figure 4c-e: Brittany Shepler
Figure 5: Eric Stowe
Figure 6: Kyle Pariseau
Conclusions, Perspectives•Authors used cell traction to drive the folding of 2D sheets into 3D cell-laden microstructures (Cell origami)
•They could make cubes, soccer balls, and tubes.
•They propose this technique could be applied to make devices such as stents/grafts, and as new 3D environments in which to study cells.
Next week!•Last paper is next week.
• I am swapping it out!! Don’t read it yet!!
• I’ll email out the paper and modified figure assignments ASAP.
•First presentations are next Thursday!!