Constriction Channel Based Single-Cell Mechanical Property Characterization†
AbstractThis mini-review presents recent progresses in the development of microfluidic constriction channels enabling high-throughput mechanical property characterization of single cells. We first summarized the applications of the constriction channel design in quantifying mechanical properties of various types of cells including red blood cells, white blood cells, and tumor cells. Then we highlighted the efforts in modeling the cellular entry process into the constriction channel, enabling the translation of raw mechanical data (e.g., cellular entry time into the constriction channel) into intrinsic cellular mechanical properties such as cortical tension or Young’s modulus. In the end, current limitations and future research opportunities of the microfluidic constriction channels were discussed. View Full-Text
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Xue, C.; Wang, J.; Zhao, Y.; Chen, D.; Yue, W.; Chen, J. Constriction Channel Based Single-Cell Mechanical Property Characterization. Micromachines 2015, 6, 1794-1804.
Xue C, Wang J, Zhao Y, Chen D, Yue W, Chen J. Constriction Channel Based Single-Cell Mechanical Property Characterization. Micromachines. 2015; 6(11):1794-1804.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xue, Chengcheng; Wang, Junbo; Zhao, Yang; Chen, Deyong; Yue, Wentao; Chen, Jian. 2015. "Constriction Channel Based Single-Cell Mechanical Property Characterization." Micromachines 6, no. 11: 1794-1804.