Elasto-mechanical properties of living cells

Béla Varga, Csilla Fazakas, Imola Wilhelm, István A. Krizbai, Zsolt Szegletes, György Váró, Attila G. Végh

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The possibility to directly measure the elasticity of living cell has emerged only in the last few decades. In the present study the elastic properties of two cell lines were followed. Both types are widely used as cell barrier models (e.g. blood-brain barrier). During time resolved measurement of the living cell elasticity a continuous quasi-periodic oscillation of the elastic modulus was observed. Fast Fourier transformation of the signals revealed that a very limited number of three to five Fourier terms fitted the signal in the case of human cerebral endothelial cells. In the case of canine kidney epithelial cells more than 8 Fourier terms did not result a good fit. Calculating the correlation between nucleus and periphery of the signals revealed a higher correlation factor for the endothelial cells compared to the epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemistry and Biophysics Reports
Publication statusPublished - szept. 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry

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