On the shape of cilia
We discuss the shape of actin based cilia using generic arguments involving solely the polymerizationand depolymerization rates of actin bundles and membrane properties such as tension, curvature modulusand adhesion. We obtain the typical shapes of stereocilia and microvili and we show that in an appropriateparameter range, the length of a stereocilium is proportional to its treadmilling velocity as found experimentallyby Rzadzinska et al.
- Otology Japan
Otology Japan 17(2), 94-102, 2007-05-25
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