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Force development in smooth muscle, as in skeletal muscle, is believed to reflect recruitment of force-generating myosin cross-bridges. However, little is known about the events underlying cross-bridge recruitment as the muscle cell approaches peak isometric force and then enters a period of tension maintenance. In the present studies on single smooth(More)
The aim of this paper is to study the impact of the substrate stiffness on the bacterial adhesion. For this purpose, agarose hydrogels are used as substrates with controlled mechanical properties. Indeed, the elastic modulus of these hydrogels, more precisely the shear storage moduli G', evolves with the agarose concentration (in this study from 0.75% to(More)
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