Atomic Force Microscopy in Cell Biology, Volume 68 by Bhanu P. Jena

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By Bhanu P. Jena

This can be the 1st e-book to hide the historical past, constitution, and alertness of atomic strength microscopy in mobilephone biology. awarded within the transparent, well-illustrated sort of the Methods in mobilephone Biology sequence, it introduces the AFM to its readers and permits them to faucet the facility and scope of this expertise to additional their very own examine. a realistic laboratory consultant to be used of the atomic strength and photonic strength microscopes, it offers up to date expertise and strategies in strength spectroscopy. it's also a complete and easy-to-follow functional laboratory advisor for using the AFM and PFM in organic learn.

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In the contact mode, the probe is in direct contact with the sample surface as it scans at a constant vertical force. Although high-resolution AFM images can be obtained in this mode of AFM operation, the sample height information generated may not be accurate because the vertical scanning force may depress the soft cell. However, even though AFM imaging forces may depress cells in the contact mode, information on the viscoelastic properties of the cell and the actual spring constant of the cantilever would enable the measurement of the cell height.

2000). This study showed the capability of the AFM to measure adhesion of live cells on different substrates and provided new information on medical implant research. 2. AFM, Cellular Structure–Function Studies 39 IV. Identification of New Plasma Membrane Structures Involved in Exocytosis A. , 1997). Exocytosis is a fundamental cellular process responsible for neurotransmission, enzyme secretion or hormone release. The final step in the exocytotic process involves the docking and fusion of membrane-bound secretory vesicles at the cell plasma membrane.

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