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Nearly all tissue cells in the body reside in the micrometer-sized fibrous meshwork of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is typically composed of fibronectin (FN), collagen and laminin, and provides complex biochemical and physical signals.1–3  The ECM not only acts as storage for growth factors and cytokines but also induces cell–cell contacts and cell–matrix interactions.4  Accordingly, control of the cellular microenvironment using artificial ECM and growth factors will be important in vitro technique to control cell growth, cytokine expression, stem-cell differentiation, and cellular assembly. To control cellular microenvironment, the patterning of substrate surfaces5  and the chemical...

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