Multicellular Architecture Regulates Cellular Function (1 of 2) (image) University of Pennsylvania Share Print E-Mail Caption Immunofluorescence sections of cells embedded within a micropatterned collagen gel. Cells generate forces within a tissue that can feedback to regulate the accumulation of cytoskeletal proteins such as actin (green) and structural matrix proteins such as fibronectin or tenascin C (red). These forces can be measured using elastomeric cantilevers (white) that deflect in response to tissue forces. Cell nuclei are labeled in blue. Credit Image courtesy of Wesley R. Legant Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.