SpringerBriefs in Bioengineering

Systems Biomechanics of the Cell

Authors: Maly, Ivan V.

  • Outlines systems biomechanics of the cell as an emergent and promising discipline
  • Explores the potential to expand the spectrum of questions asked about the cell, and to further clarify the physical nature of animate matter and motion
  • Focuses on the system-level effects in the mechanics of the body, the boundary, and their interaction
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Systems Biomechanics of the Cell attempts to outline systems biomechanics of the cell as an emergent and promising discipline. The new field owes conceptually to cell mechanics, organism-level systems biomechanics, and biology of biochemical systems. Its distinct methodology is to elucidate the structure and behavior of the cell by analyzing the unintuitive collective effects of elementary physical forces that interact within the heritable cellular framework. The problematics amenable to this approach includes the variety of cellular activities that involve the form and movement of the cell body and boundary (nucleus, centrosome, microtubules, cortex, and membrane). Among the elementary system effects in the biomechanics of the cell, instability of symmetry, emergent irreversibility, and multiperiodic dissipative motion can be noted. Research results from recent journal articles are placed in this unifying framework. It is suggested that the emergent discipline has the potential to expand the spectrum of questions asked about the cell, and to further clarify the physical nature of animate matter and motion.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Biomechanics of the Cell
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Bioengineering
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6883-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6883-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6882-0
Series ISSN
2193-097X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 55
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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