Enforced unbinding of a bead adhering to a biomembrane by generic forces
Department für Biophysik E22, Technische Universität
James-Franck-St., D-85747 Garching bei München, Germany
Accepted: 21 June 2002
We describe the enforced unbinding of a bead from i) a supported membrane, and ii) a cell surface. The force necessary to unbind the bead is obtained and is shown to be within the range accessible in micromechanical experiments.
PACS: 87.16.Dg – Membranes, bilayers, and vesicles / 87.15.Kg – Molecular interactions; membrane-protein interactions / 46.70.De – Beams, plates and shells
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