Pragya Srivastava

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We study the dynamics and patterning of polar contractile filaments on the surface of a cylindrical cell using active hydrodynamic equations that incorporate couplings between curvature and filament orientation. Cables and rings spontaneously emerge as steady state configurations on the cylinder, and can be stationary or moving, helical or tilted segments(More)
We present a general dynamical theory of a membrane coupled to an actin cortex containing polymerizing filaments with active stresses and currents, and demonstrate that active membrane dynamics [S. Ramaswamy et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3494 (2000)] and spontaneous shape oscillations emerge from this description. We also consider membrane instabilities and(More)
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