Hot Article: Strain stiffening induced by molecular motors in active crosslinked biopolymer networks

The elastic response of active biopolymer networks is determined not only by molecular motors but also by the density and stiffness of crosslinking proteins say US Scientists.

Graphical abstract: Strain stiffening induced by molecular motors in active crosslinked biopolymer networks

Peng Chen and Vivek B. Shenoy from Brown University, USA, studied the elastic response of actin networks with both compliant and rigid crosslinks by modeling molecular motors as force dipoles.

Fancy knowing more? Read the full article for free here: Peng Chen and Vivek B. Shenoy, Soft Matter, 2011, DOI:10.1039/C0SM00908C

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