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Keywords: Prestress
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J Cell Sci (2012) 125 (13): 3061–3073.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of the shortening of the contractile cytoskeletal actomyosin filaments, which transmit tensional forces across cell surface adhesion receptors (e.g. integrins, cadherins). Cell prestress: stabilizing isometric tension in the cell that is generated by the establishment of a mechanical force balance within...
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J Cell Sci (2006) 119 (3): 508–518.
Published: 01 February 2006
... stresses; and (4) a large-scale repositioning response with prolonged (>1 minute) stress. Importantly, these adaptation responses differed biochemically. The immediate and early responses were affected by chemically dissipating cytoskeletal prestress (isometric tension), whereas the later adaptive...
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J Cell Sci (2004) 117 (24): 5855–5863.
Published: 15 November 2004
... contractile stress. The non-muscle myosin II inhibitor blebbistatin inhibits relaxation for either case. Myotubes in culture are thus clearly prestressed by myosin II, and this contractility couples to substrate compliance and ultimately influences actomyosin striation. References Bearinger, J. P...
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