Neuronal growth as diffusion in an effective potential.

Rizzo, Daniel J.
White, James D.
Spedden, Elise.
Wiens, Matthew R.
Kaplan, David, 1953-
Atherton, Timothy J.
Staii, Cristian.

Current understanding of neuronal growth is mostly qualitative, as the staggering number of physical and chemical guidance cues involved prohibit a fully quantitative description of axonal dynamics. We report on a general approach that describes axonal growth in vitro, on poly-D-lysine-coated glass substrates, as diffusion in an effective external potential, representing the collective contributio... read more

Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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D. J. Rizzo, J. D. White, E. Spedden, M. R. Wiens, D. L. Kaplan, T. J. Atherton and C. Staii, Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 88 (4) (2013).
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