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Biomechanics of Cell Division

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There are virtually hundreds of life scientists publishing hundreds of papers a year on numerous aspects of the cell cycle. The fo... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

There are virtually hundreds of life scientists publishing hundreds of papers a year on numerous aspects of the cell cycle. The following are few of the topics covered: cell membrane organization, membrane components, cytoskeleton and associated proteins, cell motility, actin in dividing cells, surface modulating assemblies, microfilaments, microtubules, cleavage furrow, fusion, etc. In all these topics, lifescientists talk about, among others, the forces within the system, the motion within the system and the failure of the system. The concepts of force, motion and failure are, one way or another, all related to the structure of the cell and to the mechanics of the cell activities. When the concepts of mechanics and structure enter the problem then one has to talk about biomechanics; in this case, biomechanics of cytology which we would like to call "Cytbmechanics". However, a review of the journals, books and conference proceedings related to various aspects of cytology reveals that mechanicians have not yet entered the field of cytology at a noticeable level. Some lifescientists have indeed made use of the general principles of mechanics in their works; however, no truly interdisciplinary publication has yet appeared from the collaboration of mechanicians and lifescientists in the field of, for instance, cell division.

Inhalt

Location of the Physical Mechanism in the Cell.- Mechanical Properties of the Protoplasm of Echinoderm Eggs at Various Stages of Cell Cycle.- Role of Plasma Membrane Fluidity in the Regulation of Cellular Activities.- On the Implications of Laterally Mobile Cortical Tension Elements for Cytokinesis.- A Lifescientist's View of the "Mechanics of Cell Division" or: Unknown, Forgotten and Neglected Mechanisms of Mitosis.- Progress in Research on Mitosis.- Measuring Mechanical Properties of Cell Surfaces and the Related Theory.- Mechanics of Cell Deformation: Relations to Cell Division.- Surface Changes in Relation to Cytokinesis and Other Stages During the Cell Cycle.- Polymers and Rubber Elasticity: Thermodynamics of Large Dimensional Changes in Amorphous Systems.- The Origin and Action of the Contractile Ring.- Large Deformation Theory of Membranes as Applied to Cell Division and Possibility of Various Strain Energy Density Functions.- Elastic Models of Cytokinesis.- Fluid Mechanical Simulations of Cell Furrowing due to Anisotropic Surface Forces.- Biomathematics of Cell Division: Inversion of the Hiramoto Map.- The Shaping of Cell Sheets: An Application of Mechanics in Developmental Biology.- A Mechanician's View of the Biomechanics of Cytokinesis.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Biomechanics of Cell Division
Editor:
EAN: 9781468412734
ISBN: 1468412736
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer US
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 661g
Größe: H244mm x B170mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2012
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987

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