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World J Stem Cells. Jun 26, 2019; 11(6): 297-321
Published online Jun 26, 2019. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v11.i6.297
Figure 2
Figure 2 (Stem) cells as sensors and transducers of physical energies. A growing number of signaling molecules inside and outside the cell has been shown to behave as mechanosensors/transducers and chromophores (see details in the text). These players modulate complex dynamics controlling multifaceted responses, including proliferation, migration, and differentiation.