The ExtraCellular Matrix: a focus on GlycosAminoGlycans and Hyaluronan

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a three-dimensional macromolecular network composed of structural proteins (collagens, elastin), adhesion/signalling proteins (fibronectin, laminins), different proteoglycans, glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs are structurally complex, but their structure is simply made up of repeating disaccharide building blocks composed of alternating uronic acid and hexosamine units. GAGs Read more…

Poster – Impact of the composition and stiffness of a 3D hyaluronic acid-based hydroscaffold on breast cancer cell growth and CD44 expression

Ask for high quality link by putting your email below The extracellular matrix (ECM) is present in all solid tissues and is a master regulator of cell behavior and phenotype. The ECM in each tissue is characterized by its biochemical and biophysical properties, which are modified in many different types Read more…

New 3D iPSC-derived brain endothelial cell model (Faley, Niel, et al. 2019)

The neurovasculaire unit (NVU) is composed of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) that form the Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB), pericytes, neurons and glial cells. It regulates substance transport between blood and brain. BBB and NVU dysfonctions are associated with numerous neurological pathologies. Animal models are traditionally used in medical research but the Read more…