Viscoelastic properties of zonal articular chondrocytes measured by atomic force microscopy.

Journal Academic Article, Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Articular chondrocytes respond to chemical and mechanical signals depending on their zone of origin with respect to distance from the tissue surface. However, little is known of the zonal variations in cellular mechanical properties in cartilage. The goal of this study was to determine the zonal variations in the elastic and viscoelastic properties of porcine chondrocytes using atomic force microscopy (AFM), and to validate this method against micropipette aspiration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Darling, EM; Zauscher, S; Guilak, F

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 579

PubMed ID

  • 16478668

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-4584

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.joca.2005.12.003


  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed