Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Physical Models of Cell Motility

Editors: Aronson, Igor S. (Ed.)

  • Describes the latest computational approaches to cell movement
  • Includes experimental and computer animations
  • Surveys the most recent progress in substrate-based cell motility
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of adhesion, chemical waves, and associated phenomena
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This book surveys the most recent advances in physics-inspired cell movement models. This synergetic, cross-disciplinary effort to increase the fidelity of computational algorithms will lead to a better understanding of the complex biomechanics of cell movement, and stimulate progress in research on related active matter systems, from suspensions of bacteria and synthetic swimmers to cell tissues and cytoskeleton.Cell motility and collective motion are among the most important themes in biology and statistical physics of out-of-equilibrium systems, and crucial for morphogenesis, wound healing, and immune response in eukaryotic organisms. It is also relevant for the development of effective treatment strategies for diseases such as cancer, and for the design of bioactive surfaces for cell sorting and manipulation. Substrate-based cell motility is, however, a very complex process as regulatory pathways and physical force generation mechanisms are intertwined. To understand the interplay between adhesion, force generation and motility, an abundance of computational models have been proposed in recent years, from finite element to immerse interface methods and phase field approaches.This book is primarily written for physicists, mathematical biologists and biomedical engineers working in this rapidly expanding field, and can serve as supplementary reading for advanced graduate courses in biophysics and mathematical biology. The e-book incorporates experimental and computer animations illustrating various aspects of cell movement.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Macroscopic Model of Substrate-Based Cell Motility

    Ziebert, Falko (et al.)

    Pages 1-67

  • Cell Crawling Driven by Spontaneous Actin Polymerization Waves

    Kruse, Karsten

    Pages 69-93

  • A Modular View of the Signaling System Regulating Chemotaxis

    Iglesias, Pablo A.

    Pages 95-134

  • Cell Locomotion in One Dimension

    Recho, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 135-197

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24448-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24446-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Models of Cell Motility
Editors
  • Igor S. Aronson
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24448-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24448-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24446-4
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 201
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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