Cytoskeletal polymer networks: viscoelastic properties are determined by the microscopic interaction potential of cross-links.

Abstract

Although the structure of cross-linking molecules mainly determines the structural organization of actin filaments and with that the static elastic properties of the cytoskeleton, it is largely unknown how the biochemical characteristics of transiently cross-linking proteins (actin-binding proteins (ABPs)) affect the viscoelasticity of actin networks. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.03.038

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