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Title Cytoskeletal mechanics : models and measurements / edited by Mohammad R.K. Mofrad, Roger D. Kamm
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction, with the biological basis for cell mechanics / Roger D. Kamm and Mohammad R.K. Mofrad -- Experimental measurements of intracellular mechanics / Paul Janmey and Christoph Schmidt -- The cytoskeleton as a soft glassy material / Jeffrey Fredberg and Ben Fabry -- Continuum elastic or viscoelastic models for the cell / Mohammed [sic] R.K. Mofrad, Helene Karcher, and Roger D. Kamm -- Multiphasic models of cell mechanics / Farshid Guilak [and others] -- Models of cytoskeletal mechanics based on tensegrity / Dimitrije Stamenović -- Cells, gels and mechanics / Gerald H. Pollack -- Polymer-based models of cytoskeletal networks / F.C. MacKintosh -- Cell dynamics and the actin cytoskeleton / James L. McGrath and C. Forbes Dewey, Jr. -- Active cellular motion : continuum theories and models / Marc Herant and Micah Dembo
Summary This book presents a full spectrum of views on current approaches to modeling cell mechanics. The authors come from the biophysics, bioengineering and physical chemistry communities and each joins the discussion with a unique perspective on biological systems. Consequently, the approaches range from finite element methods commonly used in continuum mechanics to models of the cytoskeleton as a cross-linked polymer network to models of glassy materials and gels. Studies reflect both the static, instantaneous nature of the structure, as well as its dynamic nature due to polymerization and the full array of biological processes. While it is unlikely that a single unifying approach will evolve from this diversity, it is the hope that a better appreciation of the various perspectives will lead to a highly coordinated approach to exploring the essential problems and better discussions among investigators with differing views
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cytoskeleton -- Mechanical properties
Biological models.
Cytoskeleton -- physiology
Biomechanical Phenomena
Models, Biological
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Cell Biology.
Biological models
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.
Kamm, Roger D.
ISBN 0521846374