In situ mechanical analysis of cardiomyocytes at nano scales.

@article{Liu2012InSM,
  title={In situ mechanical analysis of cardiomyocytes at nano scales.},
  author={Yuansheng Liu and Jiantao Feng and Liang Shi and Ruibin Niu and Quanmei Sun and Hao Liu and Jing Li and Jihong Guo and Jihong Zhu and Dong Han},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          99-102
        }
}
Nanomechanical behaviors of single living cardiomyocytes are quantitatively observed using calculated torsions and deflections of an AFM cantilever. The lateral contractions are related to the calcium intensity within rather than the vertical beating power of the cardiomyocytes. Drug-induced nanomechanical changes of cardiomyocytes were further investigated by measuring lateral contractions in real time. 
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