Neuronal growth as diffusion in an effective potential.

Rizzo, Daniel J.
White, James D.
Spedden, Elise.
Wiens, Matthew R.
Kaplan, David, 1953-
Atherton, Timothy J.
Staii, Cristian.
2013

Current understanding of neuronal growth is mostly qualitative, as the staggering number of physical and chemical guidance cues involved prohibit a fully quantitative description of axonal dynamics. We report on a general approach that describes axonal growth in vitro, on poly-D-lysine-coated glass substrates, as diffusion in an effective external potential, representing the collective contributio... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010257
Original publication
D. J. Rizzo, J. D. White, E. Spedden, M. R. Wiens, D. L. Kaplan, T. J. Atherton and C. Staii, Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 88 (4) (2013). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.88.042707.
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