UNIT 12.3 Cell Traction
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cell Biology
How to Cite
Galbraith, C. G. and Sheetz, M. P. 2001. Cell Traction. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 00:12.3.1–12.3.16.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: OCT 1998
Traction forces are exerted by cells on their substratum as they migrate. These forces under the entire cell or subcellular regions can be measured. This unit describes several protocols for making silicone sheets to measure traction forces under the entire cell, as well as a protocol for developing a micromachined device to measure forces under subcellular regions.