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This publication is not directly relevant to capillarity and wetting. Nevertheless, it is fascinating since it explores the past and present research in the field of cell micro-rheology.
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This publication is not directly relevant to capillarity and wetting. Nevertheless, it is fascinating since it provides a review of past and present research in the field of cell micro-rheology. The cells owes its shape and mechanical properties to an assortment of filamentous structures which comprise the cytoskeleton. These are: microtubules (MT), microfilaments (MF) and intermediate filaments (IF). Rheological measurement of these structures have attracted scientific attention, especially because filamentous networks of all three sorts display viscoelastic behavior.
  
 
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* <math>^1</math>D. A. Weitz & P. A. Janmey,'The soft framework of the cellular machine', PNAS 2008, '''105''', 1105–1106
*D. A. Weitz & P. A. Janmey,'The soft framework of the cellular machine', PNAS 2008, '''105''', 889–894
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* <math>^2</math>Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, James V. DeGiulio, Laszlo Lorand, Robert D. Goldman & Karen M. Ridge, 'Micromechanical properties of keratin intermediate filament networks', PNAS  2008, '''105''', 889–894
*Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, James V. DeGiulio, Laszlo Lorand, Robert D. Goldman & Karen M. Ridge, 'Micromechanical properties of keratin intermediate filament networks', PNAS  2008, '''105''', 889–894
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The soft framework of the cellular machine

This publication is not directly relevant to capillarity and wetting. Nevertheless, it is fascinating since it provides a review of past and present research in the field of cell micro-rheology. The cells owes its shape and mechanical properties to an assortment of filamentous structures which comprise the cytoskeleton. These are: microtubules (MT), microfilaments (MF) and intermediate filaments (IF). Rheological measurement of these structures have attracted scientific attention, especially because filamentous networks of all three sorts display viscoelastic behavior.

Keratin.jpg

  • <math>^1</math>D. A. Weitz & P. A. Janmey,'The soft framework of the cellular machine', PNAS 2008, 105, 1105–1106
  • <math>^2</math>Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, James V. DeGiulio, Laszlo Lorand, Robert D. Goldman & Karen M. Ridge, 'Micromechanical properties of keratin intermediate filament networks', PNAS 2008, 105, 889–894