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On the origin and extent of mechanical variation among cells

  title={On the origin and extent of mechanical variation among cells},
  author={John Mapes Maloney and Krystyn Vliet},
  journal={arXiv: Cell Behavior},
Investigations of natural variation in cell mechanics within a cell population are essential to understand the stochastic nature of soft-network deformation. Striking commonalities have been found concerning the average values and distribution of rheological parameters of cells: first, attached and suspended cells exhibit power-law rheological behavior; second, cell stiffness is distributed log-normally. A predictive connection between these two near-universal findings has not been reported, to… 

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