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Introduction to cell mechanics and mechanobiology

Author: C R Jacobs; Hayden Huang; Ronald Y Kwon
Publisher: New York : Garland Science, ©2013.
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"Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology teaches advanced undergraduate students a quantitative understanding of the way cells detect, modify, and respond to the physical properties within the cell environment. Coverage includes the mechanics of single molecule polymers, polymer networks, two-dimensional membranes, whole-cell mechanics, and mechanobiology, as well as primer chapters on solid, fluid, and  Read more...
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Jacobs, C. R. (Christopher R.)
Introduction to cell mechanics and mechanobiology.
New York : Garland Science, ©2013
(OCoLC)1019679867
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Jacobs; Hayden Huang; Ronald Y Kwon
ISBN: 9780815344254 0815344252
OCLC Number: 793411748
Description: xvi, 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I. Principles --
1. Cell Mechanics as a Framework --
2. Fundamentals of Cell Biology --
3. Solid Mechanics Primer --
4. Fluid Mechanics Primer --
5. Statistical Mechanics Primer --
Part II. Practices --
6. Cell Mechanics in the Laboratory --
7. Mechanics of Cellular Polymers --
8. Polymer Networks and the Cytoskeleton --
9. Mechanics of the Cell Membrane --
10. Adhesion, Migration, and Contraction of the Cell --
11. Mechanotransduction and Intracellular Signaling.
Responsibility: Christopher R. Jacobs, Hayden Huang, Ronald Y. Kwon.

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"Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology teaches advanced undergraduate students a quantitative understanding of the way cells detect, modify, and respond to the physical properties within the cell environment. Coverage includes the mechanics of single molecule polymers, polymer networks, two-dimensional membranes, whole-cell mechanics, and mechanobiology, as well as primer chapters on solid, fluid, and statistical mechanics"--Provided by publisher.

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