Biomechanics of Active Movement and Deformation of Cells

  • Nuri Akkaş
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. R. Rappaport
    Pages 1-34
  3. J. Richard McIntosh
    Pages 35-71
  4. Urs-Peter Roos, Bruno Guhl
    Pages 73-107
  5. Richard Skalak, Cheng Zhu
    Pages 155-183
  6. M. De Brabander, R. Nuydens, H. Geerts
    Pages 215-234
  7. Charles A. Pasternak
    Pages 235-248
  8. Jay E. Mittenthal, Antone G. Jacobson
    Pages 295-401
  9. Dany Spencer Adams
    Pages 423-428
  10. Scott I. Simon, Geert Schmid-Schoenbein
    Pages 429-436
  11. Robert E. Buxbaum, Steven R. Heidemann
    Pages 437-442
  12. Hendrik Verschueren, Georges K. De Bruyne, Daniel Dekegel, Marc M. Mareel, Patrick De Baetselier
    Pages 455-460
  13. M. A. R. Koehl, Dany S. Adams, Ray E. Keller
    Pages 471-485
  14. William E. Brownell, Wafaa E. Shehata, John P. Imredy
    Pages 493-498
  15. G. Wayne Brodland
    Pages 505-510
  16. Jon J. Kabara
    Pages 511-515
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 517-527

About these proceedings


Cytomechanics is the application of the classical principles of mechanics in cell biology. It is an applied science concerned with the description and evaluation of mechanical properties of cells and their organelles as well as of the forces exerted by them. Thus, this topic needs a truly interdisciplinary approach, and accordingly this volume gives an up-to-date account of the current research done on cell division, mitosis, cytokinesis, cell locomotion and cell deformation during normal development and the cytoskeletal role in cell shape. Biologists, biomechanicians, biophysicists, biochemists and biomathematicians here discuss the basic concepts of mechanics and thermodynamics, emphasizing their applicability to cell activities.


Mitose biology biomechanics cell cell biology cell division cells cytokine cytology endothelium erythrocyte image analysis leukocyte polysaccharide tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Nuri Akkaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering SciencesMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83633-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83631-2
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