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- Barsegov, Valeri, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- The Journal of physical chemistry 2012 v.116 no.29 pp. 8545-8555
- biomechanics; cell adhesion; cell division; cylinders; deformation; depolymerization; kinesin; mechanical properties; microtubules; models; physical chemistry; polymers; shrinkage; tubulin
- ... Large-size biomolecular systems that spontaneously assemble, disassemble, and self-repair by controlled inputs play fundamental roles in biology. Microtubules (MTs), which play important roles in cell adhesion and cell division, are a prime example. MTs serve as ″tracks″ for molecular motors, and their biomechanical functions depend on dynamic instabilitya stochastic switching between periods of ...