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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Cellular Mechanotransduction

BME 59500 / 3 Cr.

This course will cover the biochemical signaling in response to various mechanical stresses in the context of physiology and pathophysiology. Topics include the behavior of live cells during cell motility, force generation, and interaction with the extracellular matrix; the advanced biomechanical testing tools used for in vitro characterization of living cells; mechanotransduction that converts mechanical forces into biochemical signaling.