Rigidity sensing explained by active matter theory

Philippe Marcq, Natsuhiko Yoshinaga, Jacques Prost

研究成果: Article査読

34 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

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 adaptation to substrate rigidity results from an interplay between passive elasticity and active contractility.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)L33-L35
ジャーナルBiophysical Journal
101
6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 9 21
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物理学

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