Volume 16 2010

IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics

Proceedings of the IUTAM symposium held at Woods Hole, Mass., USA, June 18-21, 2008

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3347-5 (Print) 978-90-481-3348-2 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Tissue Mechanics

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      Pages 1-1

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      Experimental and Computational Investigation of Viscoelasticity of Native and Engineered Ligament and Tendon

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      Pages 19-29

      A Comparison of a Nonlinear and Quasilinear Viscoelastic Anisotropic Model for Fibrous Tissues

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      Pages 31-43

      Hysteretic Behavior of Ligaments and Tendons: Microstructural Analysis of Damage, Softening and Non-Recoverable Strain

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      Pages 45-54

      On Measuring Stress Distributions in Epithelia

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      Pages 55-65

      A Viscoelastic Anisotropic Model for Soft Collageneous Tissues Based on Distributed Fiber–Matrix Units

  3. Cell-substrate Interactions

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      Pages 68-68

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      Pages 69-79

      Chemical and Mechanical Micro-Diversity of the Extracellular Matrix

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      Pages 81-89

      Tissue-to-Cellular Deformation Coupling in Cell-Microintegrated Elastomeric Scaffolds

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      Pages 91-101

      Orientational Polarizability and Stress Response of Biological Cells

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      Pages 103-109

      Universal Temporal Response of Fibroblasts Adhering on Cyclically Stretched Substrates

  4. Mechanics of DNA

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 112-112

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      Pages 113-122

      Elastic and Electrostatic Model for DNA in Rotation–Extension Experiments

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      Pages 123-138

      Shape and Energetics of DNA Plectonemes

  5. Mechanics of Biopolymer Networks

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      Pages 140-140

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      Pages 141-159

      Constitutive Models for the Force-Extension Behavior of Biological Filaments

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      Pages 161-169

      Small Strain Topological Effects of Biopolymer Networks with Rigid Cross-Links

  6. Cell adhesion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 172-172

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      Pages 173-180

      An Observation on Bell’s Model for Molecular Bond Separation Under Force

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      Pages 181-192

      A Theoretical Study of the Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Focal Adhesion Dynamics

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      Pages 193-201

      Tension-Induced Growth of Focal Adhesions at Cell–Substrate Interface

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      Pages 203-213

      Pattern Formation and Force Generation by Cell Ensembles in a Filamentous Matrix

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      Pages 215-225

      Mechano-Chemical Coupling in Shell Adhesion

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      Pages 227-233

      Catch-to-Slip Bond Transition in Biological Bonds by Entropic and Energetic Elasticity

  7. Growth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 236-236

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      Pages 237-244

      Dilation and Hypertrophy: A Cell-Based Continuum Mechanics Approach Towards Ventricular Growth and Remodeling

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