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1.  E.H. Zhou, R. Krishnan, W.D. Stamer, K.M. Perkumas, K. Rajendran, J.F. Nabhan, Q. Lu, J.J. Fredberg, and M. Johnson. 2011. Mechanical responsiveness of the endothelial cell of Schlemm’s canal:  Scope, variability and its potential role in controlling aqueous humor outflow. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface: In Press.  [Corresponding author]

2.  E.H. Zhou, F. Xu, S.T. Quek and C.T. Lim. Power-law rheology based finite element model for cell deformation. 2012. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. In Press.  [Corresponding author]

3.  D.T. Tambe, C.C. Hardin, T.E. Angelini, K. Rajendran, C.Y. Park, X. Serra-Picamal, E.H. Zhou, M.H. Zaman, J.P. Butler, D.A. Weitz, J.J. Fredberg, and X. Trepat. 2011. Collective cell guidance by cooperative intercellular forces. Nature Materials 10:469-475.

4.  N. Mizrahi, E.H. Zhou, R. Krishnan, G. Lenormand, D.A. Weitz, J.J. Fredberg, E. Kimmel. Therapeutic ultrasound and its biophysical mechanism of action. Soft Matter. In Press.

5.  Berntsen P., Park C.Y., Rothen-Rutishauser B., Tsuda A., Sager T.M., Molina R.M., Donaghey T.C., Alencar A.M., Kasahara D.I., Ericsson T., Millet E.J., Tschumperlin D.J., Butler J.P., Brain J.D., Fredberg J.J., Gehr P., and Zhou E.H. 2010. Biomechanical effects of environmental and engineered particulates on human airway smooth muscle cells. J Royal Society Interface 7 (Suppl 3): S331-S340. [Corresponding author]

  • To our knowledge the first application of cell mechanics to studying the physiological consequences of nanoparticle inhalation.

6.  Zhou E.H., Lim C.T., and Quek S.T. 2010. Power-law rheology analysis of cells undergoing micropipette aspiration. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology: In press. [Corresponding author]

7.  Park C.Y., Tambe D., Alencar A.M., Trepat X., Zhou E.H., Millet E., Butler J.P., and Fredberg J.J. 2010. Mapping the cytoskeletal prestress. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol: Epub ahead of print.

8.  Cheng Chen, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Enhua Zhou, Aruna Ramachandran, Dhananjay Tambe, Kavitha Rajendran, Rosalyn M. Adam, Linhong Deng, and Jeffrey J. Fredberg 2010. Fluidization and Resolidification of the Human Bladder Smooth Muscle Cell in Response to Transient Stretch. PLoS One 5(8): e12035.

9.  Zhou E.H., Trepat X., Park C.Y., Lenormand G., Oliver M.N., Mijailovich S.M., Hardin C., Weitz D.A., Butler J.P., and Fredberg J.J. 2009. Universal behavior of the osmotically compressed cell and its analogy to the colloidal glass transition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106:10632-10637.

  • Cytoskeletal tension was long known as a primary determinant of cell mechanics.  Our work reveals molecular crowding as another major, independent, determinant.

10.  Lim C.T., Zhou E.H., and Quek S.T. 2006. Mechanical models for living cells – a review. Journal of Biomechanics 39:195-216.

11.  Lim C.T., Zhou E.H., Li A., Vedula S.R.K., and Fu H.X. 2006. Experimental techniques for single cell and single molecule biomechanics. Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic and Suppramolecular Systems 26:1278-1288.

12.  Zhou E.H., Lim C.T., and Quek S.T. 2005. Finite element simulation of the micropipette aspiration of a living cell undergoing large viscoelastic deformation. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 12:501-512.