350 pages, 250 colour illustrations
Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology is designed for a one-semester course in the mechanics of the cell offered to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering. It teaches a quantitative understanding of the way cells detect, modify, and respond to the physical properties within the cell environment. Coverage includes the mechanics of single molecule polymers, polymer networks, two-dimensional membranes, whole-cell mechanics, and mechanobiology, as well as primer chapters on solid, fluid, and statistical mechanics. Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology is the first cell mechanics textbook to be geared specifically toward students with diverse backgrounds in engineering and biology.
Part I Principles
1. Cell Mechanics as a Framework
2. Fundamentals of Cell Biology
3. Solid Mechanics Primer
4. Fluid Mechanics Primer
5. Statistical Mechanics Primer
Part II. Practices
6. Cell Mechanics in the Laboratory
7. Mechanics of Cellular Polymers
8. Polymer Networks and the Cytoskeleton
9. Mechanics of the Cell Membrane
10. Adhesion, Migration, and Contraction of the Cell
11. Mechanotransduction and Intracellular Signaling
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