Bioengineers: Matrix stiffness is essential tool in stem cell differentiation

11 agosto 2014

Bioengineers have demonstrated that the stiffness of the extracellular matrix used to culture stem cells really does matter. The research team also found that a protein binding the stem cell to the hydrogel is not a factor in the differentiation of the stem cell as previously suggested. The protein layer is merely an adhesive, the team reports.