Atomic Force Microscopy in Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Jiye Cai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Huai-Hong Cai, Xueyi Zeng, Xiao Tang, Jiye Cai
    Pages 77-103
  3. Liyun Zhong, Jiye Cai, Zhengwei Chen
    Pages 131-145
  4. Sui-Ping Deng, Yi-Li Yang, Xing-Xing Cheng, Wen-Rong Li, Jiye Cai
    Pages 161-178
  5. Hao Sun, Ming Ye, Wanxin Sun
    Pages 179-235

About this book


The book addresses new achievements in AFM instruments – e.g. higher speed and higher resolution – and how AFM is being combined with other new methods like NSOM, STED, STORM, PALM, and Raman. This book explores the latest advances in atomic force microscopy and related techniques in molecular and cell biology. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be used to detect the superstructures of the cell membrane, cell morphology, cell skeletons and their mechanical properties.

Opening up new fields of in-situ dynamic study for living cells, enzymatic reactions, fibril growth and biomedical research, these combined techniques will yield valuable new insights into molecule and cell biology. This book offers a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of biochemistry, cell research and chemistry etc.


Atomic force microscopy Superstructure of cell Molecule distribution on cell membrane Single molecule force spectroscopy High speed AFM

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiye Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese MedicinesMacau University of Science and TechnologyMacauChina

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