This paper deals with the transit of a neutrophil through narrow capillary segments. In the segments are modeled by arc-shaped constrictions arranged in a straight pipeline. Initially the spherical cell deforms in transit through the first constriction. We focus on the transit time to the deformed cell through the second constriction. We investigate the effects of segment geometry on the transit time. Finally, it is shown that the transit time is independent of the shape of the first segment so long as it is organized by the entrance cell radius.
Transit Characteristics of a Deformed Neutrophil Through a Moderate Constriction
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Shirai, A, Fujita, R, & Hayase, T. "Transit Characteristics of a Deformed Neutrophil Through a Moderate Constriction." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Advances in Bioengineering. Washington, DC, USA. November 15–21, 2003. pp. 133-134. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2003-55020
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