Mechanotransduction in the nucleus

Bertillot, Fabien; Miroshnikova, Yekaterina A.; Wickström, Sara A.


Cells are continuously exposed to tissue-specific extrinsic forces that are counteracted by cell-intrinsic force generation through the actomyosin cytoskeleton and alterations in the material properties of various cellular components, including the nucleus. Forces impact nuclei both directly through inducing deformation, which is sensed by various mechanosensitive components of the nucleus, as well as indirectly through the actomyosin cytoskeleton and mechanosensitive pathways activated in the cytoplasm.

doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2022.08.017