Erben et al., Adv. Heal. Mat. 2020

Precision 3D-printed cell scaffolds mimicking native tissue composition and mechanics
A. Erben, M. Hörning, B. Hartmann, T. Becke, S.A. Eisler, A. Southan, S. Cranz, O. Hayden, N. Kneidinger, M. Königshoff, M. Lindner, G.E.M. Tovar, G. Burgstaller, H. Clausen-Schaumann, S. Sudhop and M. Heymann
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 200918, 2020
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doi : 10.1002/adhm.202000918

Brief Summary: ''... Here, two‐photon stereolithography is adopted to print up to mm‐sized high‐precision 3D cell scaffolds at micrometer resolution with defined mechanical properties from protein‐based resins. By modifying the manufacturing process including two‐pass printing or post‐print crosslinking, high precision scaffolds with varying Young's moduli ranging from 7‐300 kPa are printed. This approach will allow for a systematic investigation of single‐cell and tissue dynamics in response to defined mechanical and bio‐molecular cues and is ultimately scalable to full organs.''

Li et al., Com. Biol. 2020

Circulating re-entrant waves promote maturation of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes in self-organized tissue ring
J. Li, L. Zhang, L. Yu, I. Minami, S. Miyagawa, M. Hörning, J. Dong, J. Qiao, X. Qu, Y. Hua, Fujimoto, Y. Shiba, Y. Zhao, F. Tang, S. Miyagawa, Y. Chen, Y. Sawa, C. Tang, L. Liu
Comunications Biology, 3, 122, 2020
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doi : 10.1038/s42003-020-0853-0

Brief Summary: ''HiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes can form three-dimensional self-organized tissue rings... the trained tissue show matured features including increased cardiac-specific gene expression, enhanced Ca2+-handling properties, an increased oxygen-consumption rate, and enhanced contractile force. A mathematical model interprets the origination, propagation, and long-term behavior of the findings.''

Hörning et al. J. of Struct. Biol. 2020

Mineralized scale patterns on the cell periphery of the chrysophyte Mallomonas determined by comparative 3D Cryo-FIB SEM data processing
M. Hörning, A. Schertel, R. Schneider, M.-L. Lemloh, M. R. Schweikert, and I. M. Weiss
Journal for Structural Biology, 209, 107403, 2020
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doi : 10.1016/j.jsb.2019.10.005

Brief Summary: ''Computational automated routines and principal component analysis of the experimentally extracted Mallomonas data created a realistic mathematical model based on the Fibonacci pattern theory. A complete in silico scale case of Mallomonas was reconstructed showing an optimized scale coverage on the cell surface.''

Hörning et al. Biophys. J. 2019

Three-dimensional cell geometry controls excitable membrane signaling in Dictyostelium cells 
M. Hörning and T. Shibata
Biophysical Journal 116(2), 372-382, 2019
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doi : 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.12.012

Brief Summary: ''Using a novel method of three-dimensional analysis of the entire cell membrane of Dictyostelium cells, we found that PtdInsP3 domains can propagate persistently in any direction on the entire plasma membrane, while their propagation direction and speed are governed by the geometry of the cell.''

Hörning et al. Sci. Rep. 2017

Dynamics of spatiotemporal line defects and chaos control in complex excitable systems 
M. Hörning, F. Blanchard, A. Isomura and K. Yoshikawa
Scientific Reports, 7, 7757, 2017
- doi : 10.1038/s41598-017-08011-z

Brief Summary: ''The spatiotemporal dynamics of line defects in rotating spiral waves is observed. Combining a novel signaling over-sampling technique with multi-dimensional Fourier analysis shows that line defects can translate, merge, collapse and form stable singularities with even and odd parity while maintaining a stable oscillation of the spiral wave in the tissue.''

Hörning et al. Sci. Rep. 2017

Dynamic Mechano-Regulation of Myoblast Cells on Supramolecular Hydrogels Cross-Linked by Reversible Host-Guest Interactions 
M. Hörning§, M. Nakahata§, P. Linke, A. Yamamoto, M. Veschgini, S. Kaufmann, Y. Takashima, A. Harada and M. Tanaka
Scientific Reports, 7, 7760, 2017
- doi : 10.1038/s41598-017-07934-x

Brief Summary: ''A new class of reversible rigidity switching hydrogels to actively control cells is used. Actin depolarization dynamics as well as cellular responses are tracked over time.''