Effects of Nucleus on Leukocyte Recovery

  title={Effects of Nucleus on Leukocyte Recovery},
  author={Heng-Chuan Kan and Wei Shyy and H. S. Udaykumar and Philippe Vigneron and Roger Tran-Son-Tay},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
The rheological properties of a leukocyte significantly affect its biological and mechanical characteristics. To date, existing physical models of leukocyte are not capable of quantitatively explaining the wide range of deformation and recovery behaviors observed in experiment. However, a compound drop model has gained some success. In the present work, we investigate the effect of nucleus size and position, and the relative rheological properties of cytoplasm and nucleus, on cell recovery… CONTINUE READING