We derive a continuum mechanical model to capture the morphological changes occurring at the pretumoral stage of epithelial tissues. The proposed model aims to investigate the competition between the bulk elasticity of the epithelium and the surface tensions of the apical and basal sides. According to this model, when the apico-basal tension imbalance reaches a critical value, a subcritical bifurcation is triggered and the epithelium attains its physiological folded shape. Based on data available in the literature, our model predicts that pretumoral cells are softer than healthy cells.

Favata, A., Paroni, R., Recrosi, F., & Tomassetti, G. (2022). Competition between epithelial tissue elasticity and surface tension in cancer morphogenesis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 176, 103677 [10.1016/j.ijengsci.2022.103677].

Competition between epithelial tissue elasticity and surface tension in cancer morphogenesis

Tomassetti G.
2022

Abstract

We derive a continuum mechanical model to capture the morphological changes occurring at the pretumoral stage of epithelial tissues. The proposed model aims to investigate the competition between the bulk elasticity of the epithelium and the surface tensions of the apical and basal sides. According to this model, when the apico-basal tension imbalance reaches a critical value, a subcritical bifurcation is triggered and the epithelium attains its physiological folded shape. Based on data available in the literature, our model predicts that pretumoral cells are softer than healthy cells.
Favata, A., Paroni, R., Recrosi, F., & Tomassetti, G. (2022). Competition between epithelial tissue elasticity and surface tension in cancer morphogenesis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 176, 103677 [10.1016/j.ijengsci.2022.103677].
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