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

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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
DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0684-x

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
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz3050

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
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19114-z

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
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031218-013757

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
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201908195