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Rheol Acta. 2016 Jun;55(6):433-449. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

Dynamic and rheological properties of soft biological cell suspensions.

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Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA.

Abstract

Quantifying dynamic and rheological properties of suspensions of soft biological particles such as vesicles, capsules, and red blood cells (RBCs) is fundamentally important in computational biology and biomedical engineering. In this review, recent studies on dynamic and rheological behavior of soft biological cell suspensions by computer simulations are presented, considering both unbounded and confined shear flow. Furthermore, the hemodynamic and hemorheological characteristics of RBCs in diseases such as malaria and sickle cell anemia are highlighted.

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Blood; Capsule; Dynamics; Red blood cell; Rheology; Vesicle

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