Modulation of membrane traffic by mechanical stimuli.

  title={Modulation of membrane traffic by mechanical stimuli.},
  author={Gerard L Apodaca},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Renal physiology},
  volume={282 2},
  • Gerard L Apodaca
  • Published 2002 in American journal of physiology. Renal physiology
All cells experience and respond to mechanical stimuli, such as changes in plasma membrane tension, shear stress, hydrostatic pressure, and compression. This review is an examination of the changes in membrane traffic that occur in response to mechanical forces. The plasma membrane has an associated tension that modulates both exocytosis and endocytosis. As membrane tension increases, exocytosis is stimulated, which acts to decrease membrane tension. In contrast, increased membrane tension… CONTINUE READING

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