Complex modulus and compliance for airway smooth muscle cells Academic Article uri icon


  • A cell can be described as a complex viscoelastic material with structural relaxations that is modulated by thermal and chemically nonequilibrium processes. Tissue morphology and function rely upon cells' physical responses to mechanical force. We measured the frequency-dependent mechanical relaxation response of adherent human airway smooth muscle cells under adenosine triphosphate (ATP) depletion and normal ATP conditions. The frequency dependence of the complex compliance J^{*} and modulus G^{*} was measured over the frequencies 10^{-1}

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  • 2020