Entropic attraction of adhesion bonds toward cell boundaries.

  title={Entropic attraction of adhesion bonds toward cell boundaries.},
  author={Noam Weil and Oded Farago},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 5 Pt 1},
  • N. WeilO. Farago
  • Published 20 October 2011
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Adhesion bonds between membranes and surfaces are attracted to each other via effective interactions whose origin is the entropy loss due to the reduction in the amplitude of the membrane thermal fluctuations in the vicinity of the adhesion bonds. These fluctuation-induced interactions are also expected to drive the adhesion bonds toward the rim of the cell as well as toward the surfaces of membrane inclusions. In this paper we analyze the attraction of adhesion bonds to the cell inner and… 
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