Mechanical properties of the outer hair cell cytoskeleton: simulation of the microstructure and molecular organization

Alexander A. Spector, Mohammed Ameen, Panos G. Charalambides, Aleksander S. Popel

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Abstract

A two-step approach was developed to study the effective mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton. Monte-Carlo simulation was run, and histograms and mean values of the elements of the stiffness and compliance matrices were obtained. It was observed that the spacing between the neighboring crosslinks has the most significant effect on the properties of the cytoskeleton.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
PublisherASME
Pages325-326
Number of pages2
Volume42
ISBN (Print)0791816117
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1999Jun 20 1999

Other

Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA
Period6/16/996/20/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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