Dynamics of the primary cilium in shear flow.

  title={Dynamics of the primary cilium in shear flow.},
  author={Y. Y. Young and M Downs and Christopher Rae Jacobs},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={103 4},
In this work, the equilibrium shape and dynamics of a primary cilium under flow are investigated by using both theoretical modeling and experiment. The cilium is modeled as an elastic beam that may undergo large deflection due to the hydrodynamic load. Equilibrium results show that the anchoring effects of the basal body on the cilium axoneme behave as a nonlinear rotational spring. Details of the rotational spring are elucidated by coupling the elastic beam with an elastic shell. We further… CONTINUE READING
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