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Dynamics of force generation by confined actin filaments

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Forces generated by polymerizing/de-polymerizing actin filaments confined between two mica surfaces were measured using the Surface Forces Apparatus. The measurements show that confined actin filaments exhibit complex force-generation dynamics involving multiple “modes”, the predominance of which is determined by the confinement gap and the applied force (confining pressure).

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Submitted
03 Jul 2012
Accepted
21 Dec 2012
First published
08 Jan 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 2389-2392
Article type
Communication

Dynamics of force generation by confined actin filaments

X. Banquy, G. W. Greene, B. Zappone, A. B. Kolomeisky and J. N. Israelachvili, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 2389
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26545A

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