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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 27 2001 → Jul 1 2001
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