Affiliation: University of California
- The forces behind cell movementRevathi Ananthakrishnan
Laboratory for Cell and Computational Biology, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Int J Biol Sci 3:303-17. 2007..Each of these steps is driven by physical forces generated by unique segments of the cytoskeleton. This review examines the specific physics underlying these phases of cell movement and the origins of the forces that drive locomotion...
- Quantifying the contribution of actin networks to the elastic strength of fibroblastsRevathi Ananthakrishnan
Institute for Soft Matter Physics, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
J Theor Biol 242:502-16. 2006....
- Optical rheology of biological cellsFalk Wottawah
Institute for Soft Matter Physics, University of Leipzig, , 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phys Rev Lett 94:098103. 2005..Mechanical stimuli on time scales of minutes trigger active structural responses...
- Optical deformability as an inherent cell marker for testing malignant transformation and metastatic competenceJochen Guck
Institute for Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics and Geosciences, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Biophys J 88:3689-98. 2005..This suggests using optical deformability as an inherent cell marker for basic cell biological investigation and diagnosis of disease...
- A mitotic kinesin-6, Pav-KLP, mediates interdependent cortical reorganization and spindle dynamics in Drosophila embryosPatrizia Sommi
LCCB, Center for Genetics and Development, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Cell Sci 123:1862-72. 2010....
- Weak force stalls protrusion at the leading edge of the lamellipodiumSophie Bohnet
Laboratory of Cell Biophysics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Biophys J 90:1810-20. 2006..We conclude that a weak external force is sufficient to reorient the growing actin network at the leading edge and to stall the protrusion...