Rigidity sensing explained by active matter theory

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Marcq, P. ; Yoshinaga, N. ; Prost, J. (2011)
  • Publisher: The Biophysical Society
  • Journal: Biophysical Journal, volume 101, issue 6, pages L33-L35 (issn: 0006-3495)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.08.023, pmc: PMC3177058
  • Subject: Biophysical Letter | Quantitative Biology - Quantitative Methods | Biophysics

The magnitude of traction forces exerted by living animal cells on their environment is a monotonically increasing and approximately sigmoidal function of the stiffness of the external medium. We rationalize this observation using active matter theory, and propose that ... View more
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