Micromechanics of the cytoskeleton: Experimental tests of the cellular tensegrity hypothesis

Dimitrije Stamenovic, Srboljub M. Mijailovich, Iva M. Tolic-Norrelykke, Ning Wang

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Abstract

The micromechanics of the cytoskeleton were discussed. The apparent shear modulus of the cells was measured and it was found that it increased with increasing prestress and that the microtubules carried compression. The experimental results of the cellular tensegrity hypothesis were also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-810
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume50
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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