This paper deals with the transit of a neutrophil through narrow capillary segments. In the simulation, 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 of 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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States|
Duration: 2003 Nov 15 → 2003 Nov 21