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Mechanobiology 2019

Mechanical cues are increasingly appreciated to play essential roles regulating cellular processes, shaping organismal development and homeostasis, and contributing to diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis, and osteoporosis. Studies at the intersection of biology and physics examining force sensing, transduction, and conversion into biochemical signals, as well as characterizing cellular responses to mechanical inputs are critical to understand how cells interact with other cells and their environment. To celebrate recent progress in this field, JCB Editorial Board member Martin Schwartz and Scientific Editor Andrea Marat assembled a collection of recent, exciting JCB studies shedding light on mechanosensitive pathways at the level of single cells and tissues. Articles were chosen based upon topics and usage (requests for full-text versions of the paper by our readers). We are delighted to share this selection of studies that add to our understanding of how the cytoskeleton, force-sensing and transducing apparatus of the cell contribute to cellular adhesion, migration, shape, and survival. We hope you will enjoy this collection and look forward to your feedback on social media.

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Arnaud Rondelet; Yu-Chih Lin; Divya Singh; Arthur T. Porfetye; Harish C. Thakur; Andreas Hecker; Pia Brinkert; Nadine Schmidt; Shweta Bendre; Franziska Müller; Lisa Mazul; Per O. Widlund; Tanja Bange; Michael Hiller; Ingrid R. Vetter; Alexander W. Bird
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201907083
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Gabrielle Larocque; Penelope J. La-Borde; Nicholas I. Clarke; Nicholas J. Carter; Stephen J. Royle
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201812044
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Takuya Miyagawa; Kana Hasegawa; Yoko Aoki; Takuya Watanabe; Yuka Otagiri; Kohei Arasaki; Yuichi Wakana; Kenichi Asano; Masato Tanaka; Hideki Yamaguchi; Mitsuo Tagaya; Hiroki Inoue
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201808149
Tools
Laia Bassaganyas; Stephanie J. Popa; Max Horlbeck; Claudia Puri; Sarah E. Stewart; Felix Campelo; Anupama Ashok; Cristian M. Butnaru; Nathalie Brouwers; Kartoosh Heydari; Jean Ripoche; Jonathan Weissman; David C. Rubinsztein; Randy Schekman; Vivek Malhotra; Kevin Moreau; Julien Villeneuve; Julien Villeneuve
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201902028
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Arunas Kvainickas; Heike Nägele; Wenjing Qi; Ladislav Dokládal; Ana Jimenez-Orgaz; Luca Stehl; Dipak Gangurde; Qian Zhao; Zehan Hu; Jörn Dengjel; Claudio De Virgilio; Ralf Baumeister; Florian Steinberg
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201812110
Report
Donghwi Bae; Kristin A. Moore; Jessica M. Mella; Samantha Y. Hayashi; Julie Hollien
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201809027
People & Ideas
Nicole Infarinato
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201902008
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Sora Lee; Hsuan-Chung Ho; Jessica M. Tumolo; Pi-Chiang Hsu; Jason A. MacGurn
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201712144
Review
Yan G. Zhao; Hong Zhang
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201810099
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Nikit Kumar; Marianna Leonzino; William Hancock-Cerutti; Florian A. Horenkamp; PeiQi Li; Joshua A. Lees; Heather Wheeler; Karin M. Reinisch; Pietro De Camilli
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201807019
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Rui Dong; Ting Zhu; Lorena Benedetti; Swetha Gowrishankar; Huichao Deng; Yiying Cai; Xiangming Wang; Kang Shen; Pietro De Camilli
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201802125
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Björn D.M. Bean; Samantha K. Dziurdzik; Kathleen L. Kolehmainen; Claire M.S. Fowler; Waldan K. Kwong; Leslie I. Grad; Michael Davey; Cayetana Schluter; Elizabeth Conibear
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201804111
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Chan Choo Yap; Laura Digilio; Lloyd P. McMahon; A. Denise R. Garcia; Bettina Winckler
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201711039
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Rubén Gómez-Sánchez; Jaqueline Rose; Rodrigo Guimarães; Muriel Mari; Daniel Papinski; Ester Rieter; Willie J. Geerts; Ralph Hardenberg; Claudine Kraft; Christian Ungermann; Fulvio Reggiori
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201710116
In Focus
Ben Short
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201805061
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WooRam Jung; Emma Sierecki; Michele Bastiani; Ailis O’Carroll; Kirill Alexandrov; James Rae; Wayne Johnston; Dominic J.B. Hunter; Charles Ferguson; Yann Gambin; Nicholas Ariotti; Robert G. Parton
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201707004
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Xiu-Tang Cheng; Yu-Xiang Xie; Bing Zhou; Ning Huang; Tamar Farfel-Becker; Zu-Hang Sheng
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201711083
Spotlight
Gerald R.V. Hammond
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201711134
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Julien Villeneuve; Laia Bassaganyas; Sebastien Lepreux; Marioara Chiritoiu; Pierre Costet; Jean Ripoche; Vivek Malhotra; Randy Schekman
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201705047
Spotlight
Alexandria Colaço; Marja Jäättelä
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201710039
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