Mechanics and control of the cytoskeleton in Amoeba proteus.

  title={Mechanics and control of the cytoskeleton in Amoeba proteus.},
  author={Micah Dembo},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={55 6},
Many models of the cytoskeletal motility of Amoeba proteus can be formulated in terms of the theory of reactive interpenetrating flow (Dembo and Harlow, 1986). We have devised numerical methodology for testing such models against the phenomenon of steady axisymmetric fountain flow. The simplest workable scheme revealed by such tests (the minimal model) is the main preoccupation of this study. All parameters of the minimal model are determined from available data. Using these parameters the… CONTINUE READING