Imaging Stress Propagation in the Cytoplasm of a Living Cell

Ning Wang, Shaohua Hu, James P. Butler

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A fundamental issue in mechanotransduction is to determine pathways of stress propagation in the cytoplasm. We describe a recently developed synchronous detection approach that can be used to map nanoscale distortions of cytoskeletal elements and nuclear structures in living individual cells using green fluorescent protein technology and 3D magnetic twisting cytometry. This approach could be combined with single-cell biochemical and biological assays to help elucidate mechanisms of mechanotransduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-198
Number of pages20
JournalMethods in Cell Biology
StatePublished - Jul 3 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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