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PLOS ONE  2012 

Fluidization and Resolidification of the Human Bladder Smooth Muscle Cell in Response to Transient Stretch

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012035

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Cells resident in certain hollow organs are subjected routinely to large transient stretches, including every adherent cell resident in lungs, heart, great vessels, gut, and bladder. We have shown recently that in response to a transient stretch the adherent eukaryotic cell promptly fluidizes and then gradually resolidifies, but mechanism is not yet understood.

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