Survival of Biological Cells Deformed in a Narrow Gap

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Hiroshi Takamatsu

Institute of Advanced Material Study, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasugakoen, Kasuga 816-8580, Japane-mail: takamatu@cm.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Norihiko Kumagae

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasugakoen, Kasuga 816-8580, Japan

J Biomech Eng 124(6), 780-783 (Dec 27, 2002) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1516197 History: Received April 01, 2002; Revised July 01, 2002; Online December 27, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Schematic of the experimental technique
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Distribution of cell diameter
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Effect of gap size on cell viability. * and * * represent significant difference (p<0.05) from 23°C
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Cell viability as a function of the time of exposure to hypotonic solutions
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Cell volume in the isotonic and hypotonic solutions
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Comparison of the viability between deformed cells and swollen cells as a function of increase in the cell surface area




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