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Research Publications in journals:
Simple measurement of the apparent viscosity of a cell from only one picture: Application to cardiac stem cells
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Physics - Biological physics
Information
Abstract
Mechanical deformability of cells is a key property that influences their ability to migrate and their contribution to tissue development and regeneration. We analyze here the possibility of characterizing the overall deformability of cells by their apparent viscosity, using a simplified method to estimate that parameter. The proposed method simplifies the quantitative analysis of micropipette-aspiration experiments. We have studied by this procedure the overall apparent viscosity of cardiac stem cells, which are considered a promising tool to regenerate damaged cardiac tissue. Comparison with the apparent viscosity of low-viscosity cells such as immune-system cells suggests that treatments to reduce the viscosity of these cells could enhance their ability to repair damaged cardiac tissue.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Physical Review e
ISBN
1539-3755
Impact factor JCR
2,313
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
90
10.1103/PhysRevE.90.052715
Journal number
From page
052715
To page
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Gustavo Ramon Plaza Baonza (UPM)
  • Autor: Nuria Mari Buye (UPM)
  • Autor: Beatriz G. Gálvez
  • Autor: Aurora Bernal
  • Autor: Gustavo Victor Guinea Tortuero (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Daza Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Perez Rigueiro (UPM)
  • Autor: María Concepción Solanas Díaz (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Elices Calafat (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ciencia de Materiales
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