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Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, 2005, Volume 435, Issue 7039, pp. 191 - 194
The mechanical properties of soft biological tissues are essential to their physiological function and cannot easily be duplicated by synthetic materials.... 
ACTIN GELS | MODULUS | CHAINS | BIOPOLYMER NETWORKS | DNA | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | Biopolymers - chemistry | Fibrin - chemistry | Elasticity | Stress, Mechanical | Neurons - cytology | Entropy | Gels - chemistry | Intermediate Filaments - chemistry | Evaluation | Cellular proteins | Cytoplasmic filaments | Properties | Structure | Biopolymers | Mechanical properties | Tissue | Theory | Materials elasticity
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Reviews of Modern Physics, ISSN 0034-6861, 2014, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp. 995 - 1036
This is an overview of theoretical approaches to semiflexible polymers and their networks. Such semiflexible polymers have large bending rigidities that can... 
MICROSCOPIC VISCOELASTICITY | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | FORCE PROPAGATION | ELASTIC NETWORKS | THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS | CONCENTRATED ISOTROPIC SOLUTIONS | NEGATIVE NORMAL STRESS | CONSTITUTIVE MODEL | MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES | NONLINEAR ELASTICITY | DISORDERED SOLIDS | Biological research | Mechanical properties | Usage | Polymers | Biology, Experimental
Journal Article
Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2008, Volume 100, Issue 1, p. 018104
The mechanics of cells is strongly affected by molecular motors that generate forces in the cellular cytoskeleton. We develop a model for cytoskeletal networks... 
MICROSCOPIC VISCOELASTICITY | POLYMER NETWORKS | ELASTICITY | SHEAR | ACTIN NETWORKS | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS | STRESS | CYTOSKELETAL DYNAMICS | Viscosity | Thermodynamics | Models, Biological | Elasticity | Gels - chemistry | Kinetics | Molecular Motor Proteins - chemistry | Myosins - chemistry | Cytoskeleton - chemistry
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Physical Review E, ISSN 1539-3755, 2016, Volume 93, Issue 1
Athermal models of disordered fibrous networks are highly useful for studying the mechanics of elastic networks composed of stiff biopolymers. The underlying... 
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Macromolecules, ISSN 0024-9297, 10/2008, Volume 41, Issue 19, pp. 7194 - 7202
Quantitatively measuring the mechanical properties of soft matter over a wide range of length and time scales, especially if a sample is as complex as typical... 
MICROSCOPIC VISCOELASTICITY | COMPLEX FLUIDS | SEMIFLEXIBLE POLYMERS | LOCAL MEASUREMENTS | MULTIPLE-PARTICLE TRACKING | 2-POINT MICRORHEOLOGY | SOFT MATERIALS | POLYMER SCIENCE | OPTICAL-TWEEZERS | THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS | NETWORKS
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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, 03/2009, Volume 113, Issue 12, pp. 3820 - 3830
Recent experiments on molecular motor driven in vitro F-Actin networks have found anomalously large strain fluctuations at low frequency. In addition, the... 
MICROSCOPIC VISCOELASTICITY | F-ACTIN | THERMAL FLUCTUATIONS | SLOW DYNAMICS | CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL | MOLECULAR MOTORS | CELL LOCOMOTION | THETA-SOLVENTS | NETWORKS | MACRORHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES | ENTANGLED POLYMER-SOLUTIONS | Motion | Thermodynamics | Shear Strength | Models, Chemical | Rheology | Computer Simulation | Actins - chemistry | Gels - chemistry
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2003, Volume 91, Issue 10, pp. 1081021 - 1081024
Networks of filamentous proteins play a crucial role in cell mechanics. These cytoskeletal networks, together with various cross-linking and other associated... 
PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | ENTROPIC ELASTICITY | CHAINS | Viscosity | Biopolymers - chemistry | Models, Chemical | Biopolymers - physiology | Elasticity | Cytoskeleton - physiology | Cytoskeletal Proteins - chemistry | Cytoskeletal Proteins - physiology | Cytoskeleton - chemistry
Journal Article
Physical Review E, ISSN 1539-3755, 2016, Volume 93, Issue 1, p. 012119
We investigate simple one-dimensional driven diffusive systems with open boundaries. We are interested in the average on-site residence time defined as the... 
STEADY-STATES | MESSENGER-RNA | PHYSICS, FLUIDS & PLASMAS | ASYMMETRIC EXCLUSION PROCESS | FLUCTUATIONS | TRACKING | TRANSCRIPTION | DYNAMICS | MOLECULAR MOTORS | TAGGED PARTICLE | PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL | RNA-POLYMERASE
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2013, Volume 111, Issue 9, p. 095503
We study the elastic properties of thermal networks of Hookean springs. In the purely mechanical limit, such systems are known to have a vanishing rigidity... 
AMORPHOUS SOLIDS | GELS | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | CRITICALITY | RIGIDITY | PERCOLATION | TENSION | NONLINEAR ELASTICITY | Physics - Soft Condensed Matter
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2016, Volume 116, Issue 18
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ACS Nano, ISSN 1936-0851, 2017, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 2628 - 2636
Nanovesicles (∼100 nm) are ubiquitous in cell biology and an important vector for drug delivery. Mechanical properties of vesicles are known to influence... 
atomic force microscopy (AFM) | Materials Science(all) | Physics and Astronomy(all) | SUVs | membrane mechanics | nanoindentation | nanovesicles | liposome | Engineering(all)
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Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, ISSN 1359-0294, 1999, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 300 - 307
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Physical Review E, ISSN 1539-3755, 2013, Volume 88, Issue 5, p. 052705
Experiments have shown that elasticity of disordered filamentous networks with compliant crosslinks is very different from networks with rigid crosslinks.... 
DETERMINES | ACTIN NETWORKS | GELS | PHYSICS, FLUIDS & PLASMAS | DNA | BEHAVIOR | STRESS | PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL | MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES | CELL | MOLECULES | Elasticity | Models, Molecular | Thermodynamics | Linear Models
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Physical Review E, ISSN 1539-3755, 2003, Volume 68, Issue 6, pp. 619071 - 6190715
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Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, 2016, Volume 120, Issue 26, pp. 5831 - 5841
Naturally occurring biopolymers such as collagen and actin form branched fibrous networks. The average connectivity in branched networks is generally below the... 
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2006, Volume 96, Issue 13, p. 138307
We measure the linear viscoelasticity of sterically entangled and chemically cross-linked networks of actin filaments over more than five decades of frequency.... 
Models, Theoretical | Viscosity | Actin Cytoskeleton - chemistry | Elasticity | Cross-Linking Reagents - chemistry | Gels - chemistry
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, 8/2015, Volume 112, Issue 31, pp. 9573 - 9578
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