Flow-induced increase in endothelial cell (EC) membrane tension

Range 10^-4 to 10^-2 dyne/cm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Gautam M, Gojova A, Barakat AI. Flow-activated ion channels in vascular endothelium. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2006 46(3):277-84. p.281 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17272853
Comments Given that flow-sensitive ion channels are activated by shear stresses of order 0.1–10 dyne/cm^2 and that the length of an EC is of order 10µm, the flow-induced increase in EC membrane tension is of order 10^–4 to 10^–2 dyne/cm.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107644