Studying the mechanics of cellular processes by atomic force microscopy.

@article{Radmacher2007StudyingTM,
  title={Studying the mechanics of cellular processes by atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Manfred Radmacher},
  journal={Methods in cell biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={83},
  pages={347-72}
}
The mechanical properties of cells are important for many cellular processes like cell migration, cell protrusion, cell division, and cell morphology. Depending on cell type, the mechanical properties of cells are determined mainly by the cell wall or the interior cytoskeleton. In eukaryotic cells, the stiffness is mainly determined by the cytoskeleton, which is made of several polymeric networks, including actin, microtubuli, and intermediate filaments. To study the mechanical properties of… CONTINUE READING