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Image- and model-based analysis of constitutive properties of cellular structures
Author(s): Evgeny Gladilin; Roland Eils
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Paper Abstract

Determination of constitutive properties of cells is important for quantitative description of cellular mechanics. Existing approaches to mechanical cell manipulation are based on experimental techniques that do not allow unsupervised analysis of large number of cells and/or probing of intracellular structures that are not directly exposed to external loads. Alternatively, mechanical behavior of cellular matter can be studied in time-series of microscopic images. In this work, we present an image- and model-based framework for determination of constitutive properties of living cells. Our experimental studies demonstrate application of this approach for quantitative analysis of cellular mechanics on the basis of image data assessed by different experimental techniques, including microplate stretching, optical stretching and contactless cellular deformation induction using cytoskeleton-disrupting drugs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7626, Medical Imaging 2010: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 76261D (9 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.839668
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Evgeny Gladilin, German Cancer Research Ctr. (Germany)
Roland Eils, German Cancer Research Ctr. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7626:
Medical Imaging 2010: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
Robert C. Molthen; John B. Weaver, Editor(s)

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