Viscoelastic and dynamic nonlinear properties of airway smooth muscle tissue: roles of mechanical force and the cytoskeleton.

@article{Ito2006ViscoelasticAD,
  title={Viscoelastic and dynamic nonlinear properties of airway smooth muscle tissue: roles of mechanical force and the cytoskeleton.},
  author={Satoru Ito and Arnab Majumdar and Hiroaki Kume and Kaoru Shimokata and Keiji Naruse and Kenneth R. Lutchen and Dimitrije Stamenovi{\'c} and B{\'e}la Suki},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={290 6},
  pages={L1227-37}
}
The viscoelastic and dynamic nonlinear properties of guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle tissues were investigated by measuring the storage (G') and loss (G") moduli using pseudorandom small-amplitude length oscillations between 0.12 and 3.5 Hz superimposed on static strains of either 10 or 20% of initial length. The G" and G' spectra were interpreted using a linear viscoelastic model incorporating damping (G) and stiffness (H), respectively. Both G and H were elevated following an increase in… CONTINUE READING