Cytoskeletal mechanics by Mofrad M., Kamm R. (eds.)

By Mofrad M., Kamm R. (eds.)

This ebook offers a whole spectrum of perspectives on present techniques to modeling cellphone mechanics. The authors of this publication come from the biophysics, bioengineering, and actual chemistry groups and every joins the dialogue with a special point of view on organic platforms. accordingly, the ways variety from finite aspect equipment typical in continuum mechanics to types of the cytoskeleton as a cross-linked polymer community to versions of glassy fabrics and gels. reviews replicate either the static, on the spot nature of the constitution, in addition to its dynamic nature because of polymerization and the entire array of organic approaches. whereas it's not likely unmarried unifying process will evolve from this range, it's our desire larger appreciation of many of the views will bring about a hugely coordinated method of exploring the basic difficulties and higher discussions between investigators with differing perspectives.

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This creates a well-defined probe geometry and provides another parameter, namely bead radius, to control for inhomogeneities. Values for zero-frequency shear moduli were between 1 and 2 kPa for the fibroblast cells studied. , 2000). A problem for determining the viscous part of the response is the hydrodynamic drag on the rest of the cantilever that dominates and changes 25 P1: JZZ 0521846374c02 CUFX003/Kamm 26 0 521 84637 0 June 23, 2006 8:51 P. Janmey and C. Schmidt with decreasing distance from the surface and with tip-sample contact and is not easy to correct for.

In both cases the motion of the particle in the two directions normal to the laser propagation direction is measured by projecting the laser light onto quadrant photodiodes downstream from the sample. 19) α||12 (ω) = 12 α⊥ (ω) = written here (following Levine and Lubensky (2002)) with the Lam´e coefficients λ0 (ω) and µ0 (ω), where µ0 (ω) = G(ω). One can thus measure directly the compressional modulus and the shear modulus in the sample. , 2000) or laser interferometry. , 2003), exploring the low-frequency regime of the cellular dynamics in mouse macrophages and mouse carcinoma cells.

From Freundlich and Seifriz, 1922. to video rates for displacement detection when using the force method. Rotations can be detected by induction for ensembles of particles. One of the first reports of an apparatus to measure intracellular viscoelasticity was from Freundlich and Seifriz (1922). A diagram of the instrument is shown in Fig. 2-10. In this instrument, a micromanipulator mounted next to the microscope objective was used to insert a magnetic particle, made of nickel or magnetite, into a relatively large cell like a sand dollar egg.

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