Internal tension in a collapsed polymer under shear flow and the connection to enzymatic cleavage of von Willebrand factor.

Abstract

By means of Brownian hydrodynamics simulations we show that the tension distribution along the contour of a single collapsed polymer in shear flow is inhomogeneous and above a threshold shear rate exhibits a double-peak structure when hydrodynamic interactions are taken into account. We argue that the tension maxima close to the termini of the polymer chain… (More)
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2016-16032-7

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