Cell traction.

C. G. Galbraith, M. P. Sheetz

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Traction forces are exerted by cells on their substratum as they migrate. These forces under the entire cell or subcellular regions can be measured. This unit describes several protocols for making silicone sheets to measure traction forces under the entire cell, as well as a protocol for developing a micromachined device to measure forces under subcellular regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Unit 12.3
JournalCurrent protocols in cell biology / editorial board, Juan S. Bonifacino ... [et al.]
VolumeChapter 12
StatePublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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