volume 29, issue 4, P461-467 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00069-0
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M. Sato, N. Ohshima, R.M. Nerem

Abstract: The viscoelastic properties of cultured endothelial cells exposed to shear stress were measured by the micropipette technique and analyzed using a standard linear viscoelastic model. Cells from porcine aorta were cultured on glass coverslips. A shear stress of 2 Pa was applied using a parallel-plate flow chamber. After flow exposure, the cells were detached from the coverslips and suspended in culture medium. The micropipette experiment was performed on single cells under an inverted microscope. The desired ne…

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