Rupturing stress of microtubule

Range 0.4 - 0.5 N/m^2
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Tuszynski JA, Luchko T, Portet S, Dixon JM. Anisotropic elastic properties of microtubules. Eur Phys J E Soft Matter. 2005 May17(1):29-35. p.29 right column top paragraphPubMed ID15864724
Primary Source Janmey PA, Euteneuer U, Traub P, Schliwa M. Viscoelastic properties of vimentin compared with other filamentous biopolymer networks. J Cell Biol. 1991 Apr113(1):155-60.PubMed ID2007620
Comments "From Jamney's experiments [primary source], MTs (microtubules) suffer a larger strain for a small stress compared to either MFs (microfilaments) or IFs (intermediate filaments). The rupture stress for MTs is very small and typically is about 0.4-0.5N/m^2 [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110105