Viscoelastic properties of erythrocyte membranes in high-frequency electric fields

@article{Engelhardt1984ViscoelasticPO,
  title={Viscoelastic properties of erythrocyte membranes in high-frequency electric fields},
  author={Hermann F. Engelhardt and Hermann Eduard Gaub and Erich Sackmann},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={307},
  pages={378-380}
}
The high deformability of erythrocytes which is essential for their transport through the capillaries depends critically on their discoid shape and on the elasticity of the plasma membrane, which may be determined by interactions of the cytoskeleton, the lipid/protein leaflet and the glycocalyx. Although techniques exist for measurement of the static… CONTINUE READING