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Feeling Polarity: Integrating intracellular mechanics and forces for a biophysical understanding of epithelial polarity


Self-organization: the fundament of cell biology

Author(s): Roland Wedlich-Söldner, Timo Betz
Published in: Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, Issue 373 81747), 2018, Page(s) 20170103, ISSN 0962-8436
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0103

Cortical cell stiffness is independent of substrate mechanics

Author(s): Johannes Rheinlaender, Andrea Dimitracopoulos, Bernhard Wallmeyer, Nils M. Kronenberg, Kevin J. Chalut, Malte C. Gather, Timo Betz, Guillaume Charras, Kristian Franze
Published in: Nature Materials, Issue 19/9, 2020, Page(s) 1019-1025, ISSN 1476-1122
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0684-x

Analysis of monocyte cell tractions in 2.5D reveals mesoscale mechanics of podosomes during substrate-indenting cell protrusion

Author(s): Hendrik Schürmann, Fatemeh Abbasi, Antonella Russo, Arne D. Hofemeier, Matthias Brandt, Johannes Roth, Thomas Vogl, Timo Betz
Published in: Journal of Cell Science, Issue 135(10), 2022, Page(s) jcs259042, ISSN 0021-9533
Publisher: The Company of Biologists Ltd.
DOI: 10.1242/jcs.259042

Intracellular softening and increased viscoelastic fluidity during division

Author(s): Hurst S., Vos B., Brandt M., Betz T.
Published in: Nature Physics, Issue 17, 2021, Page(s) 1270-1276, ISSN 1745-2473
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41567-021-01368-z

Fluctuations of a Membrane Nanotube Covered with an Actin Sleeve.

Author(s): Allard, A., Valentino, F., Sykes, C., Betz, T., Campillo, C.
Published in: Phys Rev. E., Issue 102(5), 2020, Page(s) 052402, ISSN 2470-0053
Publisher: American Physics Society
DOI: 10.1103/physreve.102.052402

Actin modulates shape and mechanics of tubular membranes

Author(s): A. Allard, M. Bouzid, T. Betz, C. Simon, M. Abou-Ghali, J. Lemière, F. Valentino, J. Manzi, F. Brochard-Wyart, K. Guevorkian, J. Plastino, M. Lenz, C. Campillo, C. Sykes
Published in: Science Advances, Issue 6/17, 2020, Page(s) eaaz3050, ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: AAAS
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz3050

Pressure Drives Rapid Burst-Like Coordinated Cellular Motion from 3D Cancer Aggregates

Author(s): Raghuraman, S., Schubert, A.-S., Bröker, S., Jurado, A., Müller, A., Brandt, M., Vos, B.E., Hofemeier, A.D., Abbasi, F., Stehling, M., Wittkowski, R., Ivaska, J., Betz, T.
Published in: Advanved Science, Issue 9, 2022, Page(s) 2270037, ISSN 2198-3844
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/advs.202270037

E-cadherin focuses protrusion formation at the front of migrating cells by impeding actin flow

Author(s): Cecilia Grimaldi, Isabel Schumacher, Aleix Boquet-Pujadas, Katsiaryna Tarbashevich, Bart Eduard Vos, Jan Bandemer, Jan Schick, Anne Aalto, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Timo Betz, Erez Raz
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 11, 2020, Page(s) 5397, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19114-z

Human endothelial cells display a rapid tensional stress increase in response to tumor necrosis factor-alpha

Author(s): Matthias Brandt,Volker Gerke,Timo Betz
Published in: PLoS ONE, Issue 17(6), 2022, Page(s) e0270197, ISSN 1932-6203
Publisher: Public Library of Science
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270197

Nonswelling and Hydrolytically Stable Hydrogels Uncover Cellular Mechanosensing in 3D

Author(s): Long, H., Vos, B.E., Betz, T., Baker, B.M., Trappmann, B.,
Published in: Advanced Science, 2022, Page(s) 2105325, ISSN 2198-3844
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1002/advs.202105325

Microchip based microrheology via Acoustic Force Spectroscopy shows that endothelial cell mechanics follows a fractional viscoelastic model

Author(s): Alfred Nguyen, Matthias Brandt, Timo Betz
Published in: Lab on a Chip, Issue 10, 2021, ISSN 1473-0197
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d0lc01135e

Chemokine-biased robust self-organizing polarization of migrating cells in vivo.

Author(s): Olguin-Olguin, A., Aalto, A., Maugis, B., Boquet-Pujadas, A., Hofmann, D., Ermlich, L., Betz, T., Gov, N.S., Reichman-Fried, M., Raz, E.
Published in: PNAS, Issue 118(7), 2021, Page(s) e2018480118, ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2018480118

Designing a high-resolution, LEGO-based microscope for an educational setting

Author(s): Vos BE, Betz Blesa E, Betz T.
Published in: The Biophysicist, Issue 2, 2021, Page(s) 29-40, ISSN 2578-6970
Publisher: Allen Press
DOI: 10.35459/tbp.2021.000191

Global and local tension measurements in biomimetic skeletal muscle tissues reveals early mechanical homeostasis

Author(s): Hofemeier, A.D., Limon, T., Muenker, T.M., Wallmeyer, B., Jurado, A., Afshar, M.E., Ebrahimi, M., Tsukanov, R., Oleksiievets, N., Enderlein, J., Gilbert, P.M., Betz, T.
Published in: eLife, Issue 10, 2021, Page(s) e60145, ISSN 2050-084X
Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications
DOI: 10.7554/elife.60145

Roadmap for Optical tweezers

Author(s): Giovanni Volpe, Onofrio M Maragò, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Giuseppe Pesce, Alexander B Stilgoe, Giorgio Volpe, Georgiy Tkachenko, Viet Giang Truong, Síle Nic Chormaic, Fatemeh Kalantarifard, Parviz Elahi, Mikael Käll, Agnese Callegari, Manuel I Marqués, Antonio AR Neves, Wendel L Moreira, Adriana Fontes, Carlos L Cesar, Rosalba Saija, Abir Saidi, Paul Beck, Jörg S Eismann, Peter Banzer, Tha
Published in: JPhys Photonics, Issue 5, 2023, Page(s) 022501, ISSN 2515-7647
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7647/acb57b

Alarming and Calming: Opposing Roles of S100A8/S100A9 Dimers and Tetramers on Monocytes

Author(s): Antonella Russo, Hendrik Schürmann, Matthias Brandt, Katja Scholz, Anna Livia L. Matos, David Grill, Julian Revenstorff, Maximilian Rembrink, Meike von Wulffen, Lena Fischer-Riepe, Peter J. Hanley, Hans Häcker, Monika Prünster, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, Sven Hermann, Luisa Klotz, Volker Gerke, Timo Betz, Thomas Vogl, Johannes Roth
Published in: Advanced Science, Issue 9(36), 2022, Page(s) 2201505, ISSN 2198-3844
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
DOI: 10.1002/advs.202201505

Using migrating cells as probes to illuminate features in live embryonic tissues

Author(s): Gross-Thebing, S*., Truszkowski, L*., Tenbrinck, D*+., Sánchez-Iranzo, H., Camelo, C., Westerich, K.J., Singh, A., Paul Maier, P., Prengel, J., Lange, P., Hüwel, J., Gaede, F., Sasse, R., Vos, E.B., Betz, T., Matis, M., Prevedel, R., Luschnig, S., Diz-Muñoz, A., Burger, M., Raz, E
Published in: Science Advances, Issue (6) 49,, 2020, Page(s) eabc5546., ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc5546

Reversible Photoresponsive Modulation of Osmotic Pressure via Macromolecular Host–Guest Interaction

Author(s): Fabian Höglsperger; Timo Betz; Bart Jan Ravoo
Published in: ACS Marco Letters, Issue 11, 2022, Page(s) 537-542, ISSN 2161-1653
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00133

Rapid and reversible optical switching of cell membrane area by an amphiphilic azobenzene.

Author(s): Fabian Höglsperger, Bart E. Vos, Arne D. Hofemeier, Maximilian D. Seyfried, Bastian Stövesand, Azadeh Alavizargar, Leon Topp, Andreas Heuer, Timo Betz,* Bart Jan Ravoo*
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 14, 2023, Page(s) 3760, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-39032-0

Unveiling the Active Nature of Living-Membrane Fluctuations and Mechanics

Author(s): Hervé Turlier, Timo Betz
Published in: Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, Issue 10/1, 2019, Page(s) 213-232, ISSN 1947-5454
Publisher: Annual Reviews Inc.
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031218-013757

The force loading rate drives cell mechanosensing through both reinforcement and fluidization

Author(s): Andreu, I., Falcones, B., Hurst, S., Chahare, N., Quiroga, X., Roux, A.-L.L., Kechagia, Z., Beedle, A.E.M., Elósegui-Artola, A., Trepat, X., Farré, R., Betz, T., Almendros, I., Roca-Cusachs, P.
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 12, 2021, Page(s) 4229, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-24383-3

Active diffusion in oocytes nonspecifically centers large objects during prophase I and meiosis I

Author(s): Alexandra Colin, Gaëlle Letort, Nitzan Razin, Maria Almonacid, Wylie Ahmed, Timo Betz, Marie-Emilie Terret, Nir S. Gov, Raphaël Voituriez, Zoher Gueroui, Marie-Hélène Verlhac
Published in: The Journal of Cell Biology, Issue 219/3, 2020, ISSN 0021-9525
Publisher: Rockefeller University Press
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201908195

Combining light sheet microscopy and optical tweezers for simultaneous micromanipulation and 3D visualization

Author(s): Viktoria Zieger; Timo Betz; Bart Vos
Published in: Biophotonic Congress, Issue 2012, 2021, Page(s) AM2D.3
Publisher: Optica Publisher Group
DOI: 10.1364/oma.2021.am2d.3

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