Study of the time effect on the strength of cell-cell adhesion force by a novel nano-picker.

@article{Shen2011StudyOT,
  title={Study of the time effect on the strength of cell-cell adhesion force by a novel nano-picker.},
  author={Yajing Shen and Masahiro Nakajima and Seiji Kojima and Michio Homma and Toshio Fukuda},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
Cell's adhesion is important to cell's interaction and activates. In this paper, a novel method for cell-cell adhesion force measurement was proposed by using a nano-picker. The effect of the contact time on the cell-cell adhesion force was studied. The nano-picker was fabricated from an atomic force microscopy (AFM) cantilever by nano fabrication technique. The cell-cell adhesion force was measured based on the deflection of the nano-picker beam. The result suggests that the adhesion force… CONTINUE READING