Emergence of epithelial cell density waves

Shunsuke Yabunaka, Philippe Marcq

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Abstract

Epithelial cell monolayers exhibit traveling mechanical waves. We rationalize this observation thanks to a hydrodynamic description of the monolayer as a compressible, active and polar material. We show that propagating waves of the cell density, polarity, velocity and stress fields may be due to a Hopf bifurcation occurring above threshold values of active coupling coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7046-7052
Number of pages7
JournalSoft Matter
Volume13
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Monolayers
Mechanical waves
Hopf bifurcation
coupling coefficients
stress distribution
polarity
Hydrodynamics
velocity distribution
hydrodynamics
thresholds
cells
Epithelial Cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Emergence of epithelial cell density waves. / Yabunaka, Shunsuke; Marcq, Philippe.

In: Soft Matter, Vol. 13, No. 39, 01.01.2017, p. 7046-7052.

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Yabunaka, Shunsuke ; Marcq, Philippe. / Emergence of epithelial cell density waves. In: Soft Matter. 2017 ; Vol. 13, No. 39. pp. 7046-7052.
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