On the fractal nature of cytoplasm.

  title={On the fractal nature of cytoplasm.},
  author={Miguel Antonio Aon and Sonia Cortassa},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={344 1},
On the basis of a quantification of the fractal dimension, D, in micrographs of cytoskeleton components or microtrabecular lattice, we propose that the cellular cytoplasm can be described as a percolation cluster, a sort of 'random fractal'. Our hypothesis deals with: (i) the existence of the percolation threshold--a remarkable property of percolation processes; and (ii) the reactivity increase--when enzymes, or targets, and substrates, or effectors, coexist in the same topological dimension.