Eukaryotic membrane tethers revisited using magnetic tweezers.

@article{Hosu2007EukaryoticMT,
  title={Eukaryotic membrane tethers revisited using magnetic tweezers.},
  author={Basarab Gabriel Hosu and Mingzhai Sun and Françoise Marga and Michel Grandbois and Gabor Forgacs},
  journal={Physical biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          67-78
        }
}
  • Basarab Gabriel Hosu, Mingzhai Sun, +2 authors Gabor Forgacs
  • Published in Physical biology 2007
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Membrane nanotubes, under physiological conditions, typically form en masse. We employed magnetic tweezers (MTW) to extract tethers from human brain tumor cells and compared their biophysical properties with tethers extracted after disruption of the cytoskeleton and from a strongly differing cell type, Chinese hamster ovary cells. In this method, the constant force produced with the MTW is transduced to cells through super-paramagnetic beads attached to the cell membrane. Multiple sudden jumps… CONTINUE READING

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