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Research Article

Cell Adhesion and Shape Regulate TGF-Beta1-Induced Epithelial-Myofibroblast Transition via MRTF-A Signaling

  • Joseph W. O’Connor,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Esther W. Gomez mail

    ewgomez@engr.psu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: December 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083188

About the Authors

Joseph W. O’Connor, Esther W. Gomez
Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Esther W. Gomez
Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ewgomez@engr.psu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWO EWG. Performed the experiments: JWO. Analyzed the data: JWO EWG. Wrote the manuscript: JWO EWG.