Hyaluronic Acid a versatile ECM compound for 3D matrix application

Hyaluronan or Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a ubiquitous constituent of extracellular matrix (ECM) and, because of its excellent intrinsic biocompatibility and chemical or enzymatic modification versatility, has been widely employed in a multitude of biomedical of biotechnological applications. In this interesting article from Serban et al. they will investigate the approaches Read more…

Cell hyaluronan

Breakdown of the extracellular matrix (ECM) promotes increased cell migration via upregulation of glycolysis

Cells have diverse circuitry to sense and respond to extrinsic metabolic signals. Extracellular matrix (ECM) reorganization which is central to both tissue expansion and regeneration. ECM remodeling is also a signature of pathological processes, such as tumorigenesis. In this study from Sullivan et al., they show that increased migration in Read more…

Drug discovery : Need of reliable IVIVE for pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics assessment

For ethical and cost-related reasons, use of animals for the assessment of mode of action, metabolism and/or toxicity of new drug candidates has been increasingly scrutinized in research and industrial applications. Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK2) modeling is the most potent in silico tool used for extrapolation of pharmacokinetic parameters to Read more…