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Superelasticity of Vimentin Coiled-Coil Intermediate Filaments: Atomistic and Continuum Studies

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Theodor Ackbarow, Markus J. Buehler

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Paper No. SBC2007-176471, pp. 783-784; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Vimentin coiled-coil alpha-helical dimers are elementary protein building blocks of intermediate filaments (IFs), an important component of the cell’s cytoskeleton that has been shown to control the large-deformation behavior of eukaryotic cell [1].

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