Rigidity sensing explained by active matter theory
Article, Other literature type, Preprint
- Publisher: The Biophysical Society
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 ...