Papers Published

  1. Zhelev, Doncho V. and Alteraifi, Abdullatif M. and Hochmuth, R.M., Network formation and contraction in activated human neutrophils, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 29 (1995), pp. 395 - 396 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    Four processes involve in the formation of new cytoskeletal network and its disassembly have been discussed, which include crawling inside a pipet, phagocytosis, polymerization inside tethers, and pseudogrowth. Network formation and disassembly are thus coupled, and determine the network dynamics. This dynamics, however, cannot be characterized directly; the experimentally measured parameters that is closely related to it is the advancement of network front or network 'boundary'. Accordingly, the front advancement along a tether is studied for different temperatures for a medium containing Ca2+ and for Ca2+-free medium. The slope of the Arrhenius plot of this dependence is hence related to the activation energy of network formation.

    Shrinkage;Cytology;Surface tension;Force measurement;Stresses;Stiffness;Stress relaxation;Growth kinetics;Polymerization;Mass transfer;Activation energy;Diffusion;