Duration of force equilibration within the membrane of keratocyte

Range ~milliseconds millisec
Organism Fish
Reference Lieber AD et al. Membrane tension in rapidly moving cells is determined by cytoskeletal forces. Curr Biol. 2013 Aug 5 23(15):1409-17. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.063. p.1409 right column top paragraphPubMed ID23831292
Primary Source Kozlov, M.M., and Mogilner, A. (2007). Model of polarization and bistability of cell fragments. Biophys. J. 93, 3811–3819.PubMed ID17704154
Comments "Force equilibration within the membrane is rapid (~milliseconds) [primary source], so that a local increase in the force exerted on the membrane leads to an almost immediate global increase in membrane tension. Thus, in addition to its local influence on cell boundary dynamics, membrane tension induces mechanical coupling across the cell, providing rapid means for communication over cellular scales [refs 6–8, 12]."
Entered by Uri M
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