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Cell Biophysics

  1. Marileen Dogterom

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001271



How to Cite

Dogterom, M. 2001. Cell Biophysics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


Physical processes affect macromolecular interactions in a cellular environment, either by affecting the free-energy landscape directly or by affecting the physical location and mobility of interacting molecules in the cell.


  • gibbs free energy;
  • macromolecular crowding;
  • intracellular organization;
  • diffusion;
  • intracellular forces