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Single Cell Force Spectroscopy for Quantification of Cellular Adhesion on Surfaces

Abstract Cell adhesion is an important aspect of many biological processes. The atomic force microscope (AFM) has made it possible to quantify the forces involved in cellular adhesion using a technique called single cell force spectroscopy (SCFS). AFM based SCFS offers versatile control over experimental conditions for probing directly the interaction between specific cell types and specific proteins, surfaces, or other cells. Transmembrane integrins are the primary proteins involved in cellular adhesion to the extra cellular matix (ECM). One of the chief integrins involved in the adhesion of leukocyte cells is αMβ2 (Mac-1). The experiments in this dissertation quantify the adhesion of Mac-1 expressing human embryonic kidney (HEK Mac-1), platelets,... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Christenson, Wayne B (Author) / Ros, Robert (Advisor) / Beckstein, Oliver (Committee member) / Lindsay, Stuart (Committee member) / Ugarova, Tatiana (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biophysics / Biology / Physics / Atomic Force Microscopy / Cellular Adhesion / Fibrinogen / Integrins / Microscopy / Single Cell Force Spectroscopy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 242 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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