A simple model inspired by amoeboid motion caused by the sol-gel transition of actin has been designed. The model describes blebbing (formation of irregular bulges) by the quantitative analysis of interfacial deformations in an oil-water system. It successfully reproduced experiments that described the relationship between size of the bleb and size of the oil droplet placed on an aqueous surface.
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24 Mar 2011