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Design of a Microfluidic System for 3D Culture of Osteocytes In Vitro

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Erica Takai, Clark T. Hung, Aurea Tucay, Djordje Djukic, Mary L. Linde, Kevin D. Costa, James T. Yardley, X. Edward Guo

Columbia University, New York, NY

Paper No. IMECE2002-33229, pp. 245-246; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-33229
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

Bone adapts to its mechanical environment so that its form follows function, a mechanism known as Wolff’s law, or bone adaptation. Although the basic concepts of Wolff’s law have been generally accepted, the regulatory signals and the underlying cellular and molecular pathways, which mediate this adaptive process, are unknown. Failure of normal bone adaptation plays a significant role in the etiology of metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteopetrosis, bone loss in space flight and failure of total joint replacements. During the past three decades, there have been extensive in vitro studies addressing mechano-signal transduction mechanisms in bone cells including osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts [1–8].

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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