Shape of red blood cells in contact with artificial surfaces
Journal article, 2017

The phenomenon of physical contact between red blood cells and artificial surfaces is considered. A fully three-dimensional mathematical model of a bilayer membrane in contact with an artificial surface is presented. Numerical results for the different geometries and adhesion intensities are found to be in agreement with experimentally observed geometries obtained by means of digital holographic microscopy.

Shape

Artificial surfaces

Adhesion

Helfrich functional

Red blood cells

Author

Richards Grzhibovskis

Universität des Saarlandes

Elisabeth Krämer

Universität des Saarlandes

Ingolf Bernhardt

Universität des Saarlandes

Björn Kemper

University of Münster

Carl Zandén

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Nikolay V. Repin

Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine

Bogdan V. Tkachuk

Nacionalnij Tehnicnij Universytet Kharkivskij Polytehnicnij Institut

Marina Voinova

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

European Biophysics Journal

0175-7571 (ISSN) 1432-1017 (eISSN)

Vol. 46 2 141-148

Subject Categories

Bioengineering Equipment

DOI

10.1007/s00249-016-1148-8

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9/21/2018