Coelho JP, Mayoral MJ, Camacho L, Martín-Romero MT, Tardajos G, López-Montero I, Sanz E, Avila Brande D, Giner-Casares JJ, Fernández G, Guerrero-Martínez A.
J Am Chem Soc. 2016 Dec 30. doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b09485. [Epub ahead of print]The ability to respond towards mechanical stimuli is a fundamental property of biological organisms both at the macroscopic and cellular level, yet it has been considerably less observed in artificial supramolecular and colloidal homologues. An archetypal example in this regard is cellular mechanosensation, a process by which mechanical forces applied on the cell membrane are converted into biochemical or electrical signals through nanometer-scale changes in molecular conformations. Read More