Optical sensing of red blood cell dynamics

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Abstract

Human red blood cell membrane (RBC) has remarkable deformability, which is crucial for its oxygen transportation in the blood circulatory system. This deformability of the RBC membrane can be altered by several patho-physiological conditions. Here we present recent development of optical imaging techniques to measure dynamic fluctuations in the RBC membrane, from which RBC membrane mechanical properties are probed non-invasively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanobiology of Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions
PublisherSpringer US
Pages279-309
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781441980823
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Park, Y., Best, C. A., & Popescu, G. (2011). Optical sensing of red blood cell dynamics. In Mechanobiology of Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions (pp. 279-309). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8083-0_13