Stretching polysaccharides on live cells using single molecule force spectroscopy

@article{Francius2009StretchingPO,
  title={Stretching polysaccharides on live cells using single molecule force spectroscopy},
  author={Gr{\'e}gory Francius and David Alsteens and Vincent Dupr{\`e}s and Sarah Lebeer and Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker and Jos Vanderleyden and Hermann J Gruber and Yves F Dufr{\^e}ne},
  journal={Nature Protocols},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={939-946}
}
The knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying the adhesive and mechanical properties of cell surface-associated molecules is a key to understanding their functions. In this context, single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) has recently offered new opportunities for probing the adhesion and mechanics of polysaccharides and proteins on live cells. Here we… CONTINUE READING