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Innovators in Biomedical Engineering Speaker Series
"What is Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity and Why is it Important for Metastasis?"

Herbert Levine, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Bioengineering at Northeastern University
Friday, May 17, 2019








Biomechanical Phenotyping with 3 Point Bending: ADAMTS molecules, fibrillin-1 networks and cell regulation

Client: Suneel Apte M.B.B.S, D.Phil. / Cleveland Clinic

Services Provided: Uniaxial Material Testing

Several ADAMTS family members, e.g., ADAMTS10, ADAMTS17, ADAMTSL4, and ADAMTSL2, are mutated in disorders associated with fibrillin-1, a critical component of an extracellular network that regulates TGF-beta. These human and animal mutations have highlighted the potential role of ADAMTS proteins in fibrillin-rich tissues such as the zonule of the eye, and in regulating skeletal growth and skin/organ fibrosis. The project utilized a 3 point bending method on murine femurs to assist the research program in understanding the contributions to overall bone strength.