Quantifying the traction force of a single cell by aligned silicon nanowire array.

  title={Quantifying the traction force of a single cell by aligned silicon nanowire array.},
  author={Zhou Li and Jinhui Song and Giulia Mantini and Ming-Yen Lu and Hao Fang and Christian Falconi and L. G. Chen and Zhong Lin Wang},
  journal={Nano letters},
  volume={9 10},
The physical behaviors of stationary cells, such as the morphology, motility, adhesion, anchorage, invasion and metastasis, are likely to be important for governing their biological characteristics. A change in the physical properties of mammalian cells could be an indication of disease. In this paper, we present a silicon-nanowire-array based technique for quantifying the mechanical behavior of single cells representing three distinct groups: normal mammalian cells, benign cells (L929), and… CONTINUE READING
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