Measurement of mechanical properties of Caenorhabditis elegans with a piezoresistive microcantilever system

@article{Park2005MeasurementOM,
  title={Measurement of mechanical properties of Caenorhabditis elegans with a piezoresistive microcantilever system},
  author={S.-j. Park and M B Goodman and B. L. Pruitt},
  journal={2005 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology},
  year={2005},
  pages={400-403}
}
The proteins implicated in the sense of touch in C. elegans have homologs in humans, which are implicated in mechanotransduction. Understanding the sense of touch may enable new treatments for mechanosensory degradation associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The mechanical properties of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans are necessary for meaningful analysis of its mechanotransduction mechanisms. We present an indentation method using a custom piezoresistive microfabricated… CONTINUE READING