On the Significance of Microtubule Flexural Behavior in Cytoskeletal Mechanics

  title={On the Significance of Microtubule Flexural Behavior in Cytoskeletal Mechanics},
  author={Mehrdad Mehrbod and Mohammad R. K. Mofrad},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Quantitative description of cell mechanics has challenged biological scientists for the past two decades. Various structural models have been attempted to analyze the structure of the cytoskeleton. One important aspect that has been largely ignored in all these modeling approaches is related to the flexural and buckling behavior of microtubular filaments. The objective of this paper is to explore the influence of this flexural and buckling behavior in cytoskeletal mechanics.In vitro the… CONTINUE READING


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