Series on Mechanobiology

Cell behaviour is governed by the mechanical environment, which influences not only cell-intrinsic properties, but also cellular interactions at the tissue and organism level. Thus, the sensing and transduction of mechanical forces has become an intensely studied aspect of cell biology. Nature Cell Biology presents a series of commissioned Reviews discussing recent advances in the field of mechanobiology, which will be published in the journal over several months. An accompanying online library presents recent research and review articles published in Nature Cell Biology and other Nature journals.


Forces in cell biology

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3552; Nature Cell Biology 19, 579; (2017)


Quantifying forces in cell biology

Pere Roca-Cusachs, Vito Conte and Xavier Trepat

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3564; Nature Cell Biology (2017)

Multiscale force sensing in development

Nicoletta I. Petridou, Zoltán Spiró and Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3524; Nature Cell Biology 19, 581–588; (2017)

Research Highlights

Formin' a perinuclear actin cage in confined migration

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3547; Nature Cell Biology 19, 600; (2017)

Force sensing in cytokinesis

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3548; Nature Cell Biology 19, 600; (2017)

Mechanical control of antigen uptake

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3549; Nature Cell Biology 19, 600; (2017)

EGFR probes matrix stiffness

DOI: 10.1038/ncb3550; Nature Cell Biology 19, 600; (2017)

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