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author = {Lee, CF and Pruessner, G},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.93.052414},
journal = {Physical Review E},
title = {Percolation mechanism drives actin gels to the critically connected state},
url = {},
volume = {93},
year = {2016}

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AB - Cell motility and tissue morphogenesis depend crucially on the dynamic remodelling of actomyosinnetworks. An actomyosin network consists of an actin polymer network connected by crosslinkerproteins and motor protein myosins that generate internal stresses on the network. A recent discoveryshows that for a range of experimental parameters, actomyosin networks contract to clusterswith a power-law size distribution [Alvarado J. et al. (2013) Nature Physics 9 591]. Here, weargue that actomyosin networks can exhibit robust critical signature without fine-tuning becausethe dynamics of the system can be mapped onto a modified version of percolation with trapping(PT), which is known to show critical behaviour belonging to the static percolation universalityclass without the need of fine-tuning of a control parameter. We further employ our PT model togenerate experimentally testable predictions.
AU - Lee,CF
AU - Pruessner,G
DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.052414
PY - 2016///
SN - 1539-3755
TI - Percolation mechanism drives actin gels to the critically connected state
T2 - Physical Review E
UR -
UR -
VL - 93
ER -