The Journal of Cell Biology - Volume 156, issue 4

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Electronic ISSN
1540-8140
Print ISSN
0021-9525

Abstract

There are two models to explain how cells convert the physical forces of substrate adhesion into biochemical signals: force may open ion channels to induce localized changes in ion concentration across the plasma membrane, or physical distortion of the cytoskeleton may affect the signaling protei

Journal: The Journal of Cell Biology, vol. 156, no. 4, 2002