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Congratulations to Cheng Bo for his paper published in Physics of Life Reviews

2017/7/24      view:

Recently, Ph.D. student Cheng Bo from BEBC has published his paper in Physics of Life Reviews (IF=13.84) entitled " Cellular Mechanosensing of the Biophysical Microenvironment: A Review of Mathematical Models of Biophysical Regulation of Cell Responses ".


The paper has reviewed current studies on cellular mechanosensing of the biophysical microenvironment. Cells in vivo reside within complex microenvironments composed of both biochemical and biophysical cues. The dynamic feedback between cells and their microenvironments hinges upon biophysical cues that regulate critical cellular behaviors. Understanding this regulation from sensing to reaction to feedback is therefore critical, and a large effort is afoot to identify and mathematically model the fundamental mechanobiological mechanisms underlying this regulation. This review provides a critical perspective on recent progress in mathematical models for the responses of cells to the biophysical cues in their microenvironments, including dynamic strain, osmotic shock, fluid shear stress, mechanical force, matrix rigidity, porosity, and matrix shape. The review highlights key successes and failings of existing models, and discusses future opportunities and challenges in the field.

The work is under the guidance of professor Feng Xu and associate professor Min Lin. The co-authors of the paper include associate professor Guoyou Huang, lecturer Yuhui Li, professor Baohua Ji, professor Guy M. Genin, professor Vikram S. Deshpande, and professor Tian Jian Lu.