Hot Article: Dynamical blebbing

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.

A novel self-motile system

Read for free here until April 22: Yutaka Sumino, Hiroyuki Kitahata, Hideki Seto and Kenichi Yoshikawa, Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00906G, Paper

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