Flow orientation of brain microtubules studies by linear dichroism

@article{Nordh1986FlowOO,
  title={Flow orientation of brain microtubules studies by linear dichroism},
  author={Jerker Nordh and Johanna Deinum and Bengt Nord{\'e}n},
  journal={European Biophysics Journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={14},
  pages={113-122}
}
Flow orientation of bovine brain microtubules has been studies using phase-modulation detected linear dichroism, LD, in a Couette cell with radial light propagation. LD could be sensitively measured in a wide flow gradient interval: 10-3–103 s-1, without any apparent degradation of the microtubule structure. An extremely small flow gradient, 10-3 s-1 is sufficient to give significant orientation, and 10 s-1 rapidly produced a very high degree of orientation. It is also shown that thermal… CONTINUE READING