Data from: A method for time-resolved measurements of the mechanics of phagocytic cups

Matthias Irmscher, Arthur M. De Jong, Holger Kress & Menno W. J. Prins
The internalization of matter by phagocytosis is of key importance in the defense against bacterial pathogens and in the control of cancerous tumor growth. Despite the fact that phagocytosis is an inherently mechanical process, little is known about the forces and energies that a cell requires for internalization. Here we use functionalized magnetic particles as phagocytic targets and track their motion while actuating them in an oscillating magnetic field, in order to measure the translational...

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  • 2013

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  • Eindhoven University of Technology