Mechanics and Dynamics of Biopolymer Networks
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CitationMorris, Eliza. 2014. Mechanics and Dynamics of Biopolymer Networks. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractThe three major mechanical components of cells are the biopolymers actin, microtubules, and intermediate filaments. Cellular processes are all highly reliant on the mechanics of the specific biopolymers and the networks they form, rendering necessary the study of both the kinetics and mechanics of the cytoskeletal components. Here, we study the in vitro mechanics of actin and composite actin/vimentin networks, and the effect of various actin-binding proteins on these networks.
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