Dynamics and Stability of the Contractile Actomyosin Ring in the Cell.

  title={Dynamics and Stability of the Contractile Actomyosin Ring in the Cell.},
  author={Mainak Chatterjee and Arkya Chatterjee and Amitabha Nandi and Anirban Sain},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={128 6},
Contraction of the cytokinetic ring during cell division leads to physical partitioning of a eukaryotic cell into two daughter cells. This involves flows of actin filaments and myosin motors in the growing membrane interface at the midplane of the dividing cell. Assuming boundary driven alignment of the actomyosin filaments at the inner edge of the interface, we explore how the resulting active stresses influence the flow. Using the continuum gel theory framework, we obtain exact axisymmetric… 

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