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Contraction-driven cell motility.

Recho, P and Putelat, T and Truskinovsky, L (2013) Contraction-driven cell motility. Phys Rev Lett, 111. 108102-.

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Abstract

We propose a mechanism for the initiation of cell motility that is based on myosin-induced contraction and does not require actin polymerization. The translocation of a cell is induced by symmetry breaking of the motor-driven flow, and the ensuing asymmetry gives rise to a steady motion of the center of mass of a cell. The predictions of the model are consistent with observations on keratocytes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actins Cell Movement Corneal Keratocytes Models, Biological Myosins Nonlinear Dynamics
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Biomechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:35
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:08
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