Nonequilibrium dissipation in living oocytes

@article{Fodor2016NonequilibriumDI,
  title={Nonequilibrium dissipation in living oocytes},
  author={'Etienne Fodor and W. Ahmed and Mar{\'i}a Almonacid and Matthias Bussonnier and N. Gov and M. Verlhac and T. Betz and P. Visco and F. Wijland},
  journal={EPL},
  year={2016},
  volume={116},
  pages={30008}
}
Living organisms are inherently out-of-equilibrium systems. We employ recent developments in stochastic energetics and rely on a minimal microscopic model to predict the amount of mechanical energy dissipated by such dynamics. Our model includes complex rheological effects and nonequilibrium stochastic forces. By performing active microrheology and tracking micron-sized vesicles in the cytoplasm of living oocytes, we provide unprecedented measurements of the spectrum of dissipated energy. We… Expand

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