Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Effect of Stretch on Bladder Smooth Muscle Cells in Three-Dimensional Culture

[+] Author Affiliations
Tiffany S. Roby, Jiro Nagatomi

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Paper No. SBC2007-176611, pp. 829-830; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


The bladder is routinely subjected to mechanical stretch from filling cycles; however, abnormal bladder distention can result from pathological conditions such as bladder outlet obstruction. It has been suggested that abnormal mechanical environments in the bladder trigger cellular and molecular changes, such as smooth muscle cell hyperplasia or hypertrophy and alteration of the extracellular matrix (ECM). These cellular and ECM changes can, in turn, deteriorate the function of the bladder by decreasing the contractility and compliance of the tissue [1, 3, 5].

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Muscle



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In