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Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Lovdal, A.L., Calve, S., Yang, S., Van Alstine, W., Binkert, C.A.& Klausen, K. (2017). “Evaluation of a bioabsorbable self-expandable vein stent-base made of poly(L-lactide) in vitro and in vivo,” Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol 40 (1), 112-119.
  2. Xu, X., Li, Z., Leng, Y., Neu, C.P. & Calve, S. (2016). “Knockdown of the pericellular matrix molecule perlecan lowers in situ cell and matrix stiffness in developing cartilage,” Developmental Biology, Vol. 418 (2), 242-247.
  3. Calve, S., Witten, A.J., Ocken, A.R. & Kinzer-Ursem, T. (2016). “Incorporation of non-canonical amino acids into the developing murine proteome,” Scientific Reports, 6, 32377, doi: 10.1038/srep32377.
  4. Xu, X., Li, Z., Cai, L., Calve, S. & Neu, C. (2016). “Mapping the Nonreciprocal Micromechanics of Individual Cells and the Surrounding Matrix Within Living Tissues,” Scientific Reports, 6, 24272, DOI:10.1038/srep24272.
  5. Sharma, S., Vazquez-Portalatin, N., Calve, S., & Panitch, A. (2016). “Biomimetic molecules lower catabolic expression and prevent chondroitin sulfate degradation in an osteoarthritic ex vivo model.” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, Vol. 2 (2), 241 – 250.
  6. S. Calve, A. Ready, C. Huppenbauer, R. Main, and C. P. Neu, "Optical clearing in dense connective tissues to visualize cellular connectivity in situ," PLoS ONE, vol. 10, p. e0116662, 2015.
  7. A. Lawrence, X. Xu, M. D. Bible, S. Calve, C. P. Neu, and A. Panitch, "Synthesis and characterization of a lubricin mimic (mLub) to reduce friction and adhesion on the articular cartilage surface," Biomaterials, vol. 73, pp. 42-50, 2015.
  8. C. L. Mendias, S. M. Roche, J. A. Harning, M. E. Davis, E. B. Lynch, E. R. S. EnselmanJ. A. Jacobson, D. R. Claflin, S. Calve, A. Bedi, "Reduced muscle fiber force production and disrupted myofibril architecture in patients with chronic rotator cuff tears," Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 24, pp. 111-119, 2015.
  9. C. Neu, T. Novak, K. Gilliland, P. Marshall, and S. Calve, "Optical clearing in collagen-and proteoglycan-rich osteochondral tissues," Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol. 23, pp. 405-413, 2015.
  10. S. Calve, J. Isaac, J. P. Gumucio, and C. L. Mendias, "Hyaluronic acid, HAS1, and HAS2 are significantly upregulated during muscle hypertrophy," American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, vol. 303, pp. C577-C588, 2012.
  11. S. Calve and H.-G. Simon, "Biochemical and mechanical environment cooperatively regulate skeletal muscle regeneration," The FASEB Journal, vol. 26, pp. 2538-2545, 2012.
  12. P. Hagerty, A. Lee, S. Calve, C. A. Lee, M. Vidal, and K. Baar, "The effect of growth factors on both collagen synthesis and tensile strength of engineered human ligaments," Biomaterials, vol. 33, pp. 6355-6361, 2012.
  13. S. Calve and H. G. Simon, "High resolution three‚Äźdimensional imaging: Evidence for cell cycle reentry in regenerating skeletal muscle," Developmental Dynamics, vol. 240, pp. 1233-1239, 2011.
  14. S. Calve, I. F. Lytle, K. Grosh, D. L. Brown, and E. M. Arruda, "Implantation increases tensile strength and collagen content of self-assembled tendon constructs," Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 108, pp. 875-881, 2010.
  15. S. Calve, S. J. Odelberg, and H.-G. Simon, "A transitional extracellular matrix instructs cell behavior during muscle regeneration," Developmental Biology, vol. 344, pp. 259-271, 2010.
  16. S. Calve and H.-G. Simon, "Extracellular control of limb regeneration," in IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics, ed: Springer Netherlands, 2010, pp. 257-266.
  17. T. Y. Kostrominova, S. Calve, E. M. Arruda, and L. M. Larkin, "Ultrastructure of myotendinous junctions in tendon-skeletal muscle constructs engineered in vitro," Histology and Histopathology, vol. 24, p. 541, 2009.
  18. E. M. Arruda, K. Mundy, S. Calve, and K. Baar, "Denervation does not change the ratio of collagen I and collagen III mRNA in the extracellular matrix of muscle," American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, vol. 292, pp. R983-R987, 2007.
  19. E. M. Arruda, S. Calve, R. G. Dennis, K. Mundy, and K. Baar, "Regional variation of tibialis anterior tendon mechanics is lost following denervation," Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 101, pp. 1113-1117, 2006.
  20. E. Arruda, S. Calve, K. Garikipati, K. Grosh, and H. Narayanan, "Characterization and modeling of growth and remodeling in tendon and soft tissue constructs," in Mechanics of Biological Tissue, ed: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006, pp. 63-75.
  21. S. CalveMorphological and Mechanical Characterization of Self-Assembling Tendon Constructs and Myotendinous Junctions: ProQuest, 2006.
  22. K. Garikipati, J. Olberding, H. Narayanan, E. Arruda, K. Grosh, and S. Calve, "Biological remodeling: stationary energy, configurational change, internal variables and dissipation," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 54, pp. 1493-1515, 2006.
  23. L. M. Larkin, S. Calve, T. Y. Kostrominova, and E. M. Arruda, "Structure and functional evaluation of tendon-skeletal muscle constructs engineered in vitro," Tissue Engineering, vol. 12, pp. 3149-3158, 2006.
  24. G. H. Borschel, Y.-C. Huang, S. Calve, E. M. Arruda, J. B. Lynch, D. E. Dow, et al., "Tissue engineering of recellularized small-diameter vascular grafts," Tissue Engineering, vol. 11, pp. 778-786, 2005.
  25. K. Garikipati, H. Narayanan, E. M. Arruda, K. Grosh, and S. Calve, "Material forces in the context of biotissue remodeling," in Mechanics of material forces, ed: Springer US, 2005, pp. 77-84.
  26. S. Calve, R. G. Dennis, P. E. Kosnik, K. Baar, K. Grosh, and E. M. Arruda, "Engineering of functional tendon," Tissue Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 755-761, 2004.
  27. K. Garikipati, E. Arruda, K. Grosh, H. Narayanan, and S. Calve, "A continuum treatment of growth in biological tissue: the coupling of mass transport and mechanics," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 52, pp. 1595-1625, 2004.
  28. A. Seidel, O. Liivak, S. Calve, J. Adaska, G. Ji, Z. Yang, et al., "Regenerated spider silk: Processing, properties, and structure," Macromolecules, vol. 33, pp. 775-780, 2000.


  1. Patent number: 8097455
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a skeletal muscle construct include primary muscle cells provided on a substrate without disposing the cells within an exogenous scaffold, the cells cultured in vitro such that the cells form a confluent monolayer; at least two anchors secured to the monolayer in spaced relationship; and at least one secondary tissue, such as neural or tendon tissue, provided in contact with the monolayer such that the monolayer detaches from the substrate and self-organizes to at least partially surround the at least one secondary tissue, thereby forming a three-dimensional skeletal muscle construct having a functional interface with the secondary tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Lisa M. Larkin, Ellen M. Arruda, Sarah Calve, Tatiana Y. Kostriminova
  2. Patent number: 7422900
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for forming a connective tissue construct, such as a tendon construct, in vitro. A substrate is provided with at least two anchors secured thereto in spaced relationship. Fibroblast cells are provided on the substrate in the absence of a synthetic matrix, where at least some of the cells are in contact with the anchors. The cells are cultured in vitro under conditions to allow the cells to self-organize and become confluent between the anchors, where the anchors are receptive to the cells and allow the cells to attach thereto while permitting the cells to detach from the substrate to form a three-dimensional connective tissue construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Paul E. Kosnik, Robert G. Dennis, Sarah C. Calve, Ellen M. Arruda