Effect of membrane stiffness on platelet-substrate adhesion

Elisha J.P. Martinez, Yoram Lanir, Shmuel Einav

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A study was carried out to test the hypothesis that cellular adhesion may be affected by changes in membrane bending stiffness at the focal adhesion (FA). The hypothesis was tested by structural analysis and parametric investigation of the platelet membrane. The results indicate that the increase in the membrane stiffness caused an increase in the detachment force.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: 16 Jun 199920 Jun 1999


Conference1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA


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