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 – A groundbreaking 3D cell culture technology for HCS: BIOMIMESYS hydroscaffold

Most potential drug candidates (90%) fail within the clinical trials, mainly because of lack of efficacy. What if the pharmaceutical industry uses predictive human in vitro models in early drug discovery ? View and download on Slideshare (low quality) Ask for high quality link by putting your email below

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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…