Dr Nuria Gavara

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    • Zhang , Flores , Keeling , Sliogeryte and Gavara (2020). "Ezrin Phosphorylation at T567 Modulates Cell Migration, Mechanical Properties, and Cytoskeletal Organization." Mdpi Ag  International Journal of Molecular Sciences  vol. 21, (2) 435-435.


    • Flores LR, Keeling MC, Zhang X, Sliogeryte K and Gavara N (2019). "Author Correction: Lifeact-TagGFP2 alters F-actin organization, cellular morphology and biophysical behaviour (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (3241), 10.1038/s41598-019-40092-w)." Scientific Reports  vol. 9, (1)
    • Gavara N and Sliogeryte K (2019). "Vimentin plays a crucial role in fibroblast ageing by regulating biophysical properties and cell migration." Mdpi Ag  Cells 
    • GAVARA N, Flores L, KEELING M, ZHANG X and SLIOGERYTE K (2019). "Lifeact-GFP alters F-actin organization, cellular morphology and biophysical behaviour." Nature Publishing Group  Scientific Reports 


    • Xu J, Nyga A, Li W, Zhang X, Gavara N, Knight MM and Shelton JC (2018). "Cobalt ions stimulate a fibrotic response through matrix remodelling, fibroblast contraction and release of pro-fibrotic signals from macrophages." European Cells and Materials  vol. 36, 142-155.
    • Gonzalez-Molina J, Zhang X, Borghesan M, Mendonça da Silva J, Awan M, Fuller B, Gavara N and Selden C (2018). "Extracellular fluid viscosity enhances liver cancer cell mechanosensing and migration." Biomaterials  vol. 177, 113-124.



    • Akhtar R, Graham HK, Derby B, Sherratt MJ, Trafford AW, Chadwick RS and Gavara N (2016). "Frequency-modulated atomic force microscopy localises viscoelastic remodelling in the ageing sheep aorta." Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials  vol. 64, 10-17.
    • Gavara N (2016). "Combined strategies for optimal detection of the contact point in AFM force-indentation curves obtained on thin samples and adherent cells." Scientific Reports  vol. 6,
    • Sliogeryte K, Thorpe SD, Wang Z, Thompson CL, Gavara N and Knight MM (2016). "Differential effects of LifeAct-GFP and actin-GFP on cell mechanics assessed using micropipette aspiration." Elsevier  Journal of Biomechanics  vol. 49, (2) 310-317.


    • Mao X, Gavara N and Song G (2015). "Nuclear Mechanics and Stem Cell Differentiation." Stem Cell Reviews and Reports  vol. 11, (6) 804-812.
    • Gavara N and Chadwick RS (2015). "Relationship between cell stiffness and stress fiber amount, assessed by simultaneous atomic force microscopy and live-cell fluorescence imaging." Biomech Model Mechanobiol  vol. 15, (3) 511-523.


    • Szarama KB, Gavara N, Petralia RS, Chadwick RS and Kelley MW (2013). "Thyroid hormone increases fibroblast growth factor receptor expression and disrupts cell mechanics in the developing organ of corti." Bmc Dev Biol  vol. 13,


    • Szarama KB, Stepanyan R, Petralia RS, Gavara N, Frolenkov GI, Kelley MW and Chadwick RS (2012). "Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 regulates microtubule formation and cell surface mechanical properties in the developing organ of Corti." Bioarchitecture  vol. 2, (6) 214-219.
    • Szarama KB, Gavara N, Petralia RS, Kelley MW and Chadwick RS (2012). "Cytoskeletal changes in actin and microtubules underlie the developing surface mechanical properties of sensory and supporting cells in the mouse cochlea." Development (Cambridge)  vol. 139, (12) 2187-2197.
    • Petrie RJ, Gavara N, Chadwick RS and Yamada KM (2012). "Nonpolarized signaling reveals two distinct modes of 3D cell migration." Journal of Cell Biology  vol. 197, (3) 439-455.
    • Gavara N and Chadwick RS (2012). "Determination of the elastic moduli of thin samples and adherent cells using conical atomic force microscope tips." Nature Nanotechnology  vol. 7, (11) 733-736.


    • Gavara N, Manoussaki D and Chadwick RS (2011). "Auditory mechanics of the tectorial membrane and the cochlear spiral." Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg  vol. 19, (5) 382-387.


    • Gavara N and Chadwick RS (2010). "Noncontact microrheology at acoustic frequencies using frequency-modulated atomic force microscopy." Nature Methods  vol. 7, (8) 650-654.
    • Cortijo J, Milara J, Mata M, Donet E, Gavara N, Peel SE, Hall IP and Morcillo EJ (2010). "Nickel induces intracellular calcium mobilization and pathophysiological responses in human cultured airway epithelial cells." Chem Biol Interact  vol. 183, (1) 25-33.


    • Puig F, Gavara N, Sunyer R, Carreras A, Farré R and Navajas D (2009). "Stiffening and contraction induced by dexamethasone in alveolar epithelial cells." Experimental Mechanics  vol. 49, (1) 47-55.
    • Gavara N and Chadwick RS (2009). "Collagen-based mechanical anisotropy of the tectorial membrane: implications for inter-row coupling of outer hair cell bundles." Plos One  vol. 4, (3)


    • Gavara N, Roca-Cusachs P, Sunyer R, Farré R and Navajas D (2008). "Mapping cell-matrix stresses during stretch reveals inelastic reorganization of the cytoskeleton." Biophys J  vol. 95, (1) 464-471.
    • Abad E, Lorente G, Gavara N, Morales M, Gual A and Gasull X (2008). "Activation of store-operated Ca(2+) channels in trabecular meshwork cells." Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci  vol. 49, (2) 677-686.


    • Roca-Cusachs P, Almendros I, Sunyer R, Gavara N, Farré R and Navajas D (2006). "Rheology of passive and adhesion-activated neutrophils probed by atomic force microscopy." Biophys J  vol. 91, (9) 3508-3518.
    • Gavara N, Sunyer R, Roca-Cusachs P, Farré R, Rotger M and Navajas D (2006). "Thrombin-induced contraction in alveolar epithelial cells probed by traction microscopy." J Appl Physiol (1985)  vol. 101, (2) 512-520.
    • Trepat X, Puig F, Gavara N, Fredberg JJ, Farre R and Navajas D (2006). "Effect of stretch on structural integrity and micromechanics of human alveolar epithelial cell monolayers exposed to thrombin." Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol  vol. 290, (6) L1104-L1110.


    • Rico F, Roca-Cusachs P, Gavara N, Farré R, Rotger M and Navajas D (2005). "Probing mechanical properties of living cells by atomic force microscopy with blunted pyramidal cantilever tips." Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys  vol. 72, (2 Pt 1)
    • Rico F, Roca-Cusachs P, Gavara N, Farré R, Rotger M and Navajas D (2005). "Probing mechanical properties of living cells by atomic force microscopy with blunted pyramidal cantilever tips." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics  vol. 72, (2)