S022034 血管内皮細胞の糖鎖改変による網目構造形成機構の解明に関する研究([S02203]細胞および分子のマイクロ・ナノスケール解析(3))  [in Japanese] S022034 Study on the mechanism of mesh-like structure formation by endothelial cells with modified glycans  [in Japanese]

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It has been reported that glycans play pivotal roles in biomechanical responses of cells. To reveal the roles of glycans in mechanical response of endothelial cells, we observed morphological changes of a murine vascular endothelial cell line F-2 treated with a drug DG, which modifies protein glycosylation. When a confluent cell monolayer was treated with DG in static culture, it formed mesh-like structure in 48 hours. To reveal the reason for the mesh-like structure formation, we measured adhesion strength between the cells and that between the cell and the substrate with laboratory-made testers and found that the mesh-like structure formation was accompanied by an increase in the intercellular adhesion strength and a decrease in the cell-substrate adhesion strength. These changes may facilitate local aggregation of cells in a cell monolayer and thus cause the mesh-like structure.


  • The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan

    The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan 2011(0), _S022034-1-_S022034-4, 2011

    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers


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