Buckling and force propagation along intracellular microtubules

M. Das, A.M. Levine, F.C. Mac Kintosh

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    Abstract

    Motivated by recent experiments showing the compressive buckling of microtubules in cells, we study theoretically the mechanical response of and force propagation along elastic filaments embedded in a non-linear elastic medium. We find that embedded microtubules buckle when their compressive load exceeds a critical value f
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)18003
    Number of pages6
    JournalEurophysics Letters
    Volume84
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Buckling and force propagation along intracellular microtubules

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