Chiquet M, Gelman L, Lutz R, Maier S. From mechanotransduction to extracellular matrix gene expression in fibroblasts. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009;1793:911-20 pubmed publisher
..As assembly lines for diverse signaling pathways, matrix adhesion contacts are now recognized as the major sites of crosstalk between mechanical and chemical stimuli, with important consequences for cell growth and differentiation. ..
Gadhari N, Charnley M, Marelli M, Brugger J, Chiquet M. Cell shape-dependent early responses of fibroblasts to cyclic strain. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013;1833:3415-3425 pubmed publisher
..We conclude that integrin-mediated responses to external mechanical strain are differentially modulated in cells that have the same spreading area but different geometries, and do not only depend on mere cell size. ..
Kouskoura T, El Fersioui Y, Angelini M, Graf D, Katsaros C, Chiquet M. Dislocated Tongue Muscle Attachment and Cleft Palate Formation. J Dent Res. 2016;95:453-9 pubmed publisher
..We thus propose that in Pierre Robin sequence, palatal shelf elevation is not impaired simply by physical obstruction by the tongue but by a specific developmental defect that leads to functional changes in tongue movements. ..