Upcoming Event

"Mechanobiology and Biomarkers of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection"
Christopher Koch
Ph.D. Candidate
Cleveland State University
Department of Chemistry
Apte Lab
Friday, March 9, 2018

"Protein TAILS Tell Remarkable Tales:  Probing the N-terminome for Mechanistic Insight into Proteolytic Pathways in vivo"
Christopher M. Overall, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Protease Proteomics and Systems Biology
Life Sciences Institute
University of British Columbia
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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.