0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Investigation of a Cell Mechanosensing System by Measuring Cytoskeletal Deformation and Intracellular Calcium Ion Concentration

[+] Author Affiliations
Toshihiko Shiraishi, Kazuhiro Sakata, Shin Morishita

Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan

Ryohei Takeuchi

Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Paper No. IMECE2011-64843, pp. 689-690; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2011-64843
From:
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5488-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

This paper describes a method to investigate the relationship between cytoskeletal deformation by mechanical stimulation and its corresponding intracellular signals for identifying mechanosensors of cells. Gene transfection of green fluorescent protein to osteoblasts enabled visualization of actin in cells. When local deformation was applied to a cell by a micropipette, the distribution of cytoskeletal actin deformation in the whole cell was automatically obtained from the two images of the cell before and after deformation by using KLT method. Calcium ion signaling response to the same mechanical stimulation was measured as the spatial and temporal changes of fluorescent intensity of fluo-4 loaded to osteoblasts. As a result, we obtained the relationship between the deformation and the biochemical signals in cells.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Deformation

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In