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Force generated by actomyosin contraction builds bridges between adhesive contacts

Olivier M Rossier, Nils Gauthier, Nicolas Biais, Wynn Vonnegut, Marc‐Antoine Fardin, Philip Avigan, Evan R Heller, Anurag Mathur, Saba Ghassemi, Michael S Koeckert, James C Hone, Michael P Sheetz

Author Affiliations

  1. Olivier M Rossier1,,
  2. Nils Gauthier1,
  3. Nicolas Biais1,
  4. Wynn Vonnegut1,
  5. Marc‐Antoine Fardin1,
  6. Philip Avigan1,
  7. Evan R Heller1,
  8. Anurag Mathur2,
  9. Saba Ghassemi2,
  10. Michael S Koeckert2,
  11. James C Hone2 and
  12. Michael P Sheetz*,1
  1. 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  2. 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  1. *Corresponding author. Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, Fairchild Center, Room 713, MC 2408, 1212 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA. Tel.: +1 212 854 4857; Fax: +1 212 854 6399; E-mail: ms2001{at}
  • Present address: CNRS, UMR 5091, Université Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux 33077, France

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