Nanotopographical Control of Cell Assembly into Supracellular Structures

  • Francesco GentileEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 104)


Cell adhesion is a result of a complex interplay between cell signalling, physical and chemical properties of materials, and biological functions of cells. In the following, we will examine whether and to which extent one can control cell adhesion and organization through nano-topography. This chapter is dedicated to the articulation of this topic. It is a review of some important contributions that have joined nanotechnology, cell biology and cell assembly.


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  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity Federico IINaplesItaly

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