A physical model of blood platelets shape and its effect on light scattering

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Abstract

Quantitative description of blood platelet shape and its dramatic change during activation is necessary for the correct interpretation of light-scattering data, routinely measured in diagnostic laboratories. We propose the model of platelet shape, based on the known information on the cell cytoskeleton. The model geometry is characterized by two parameters: the cell volume and the overcurvature of the internal microtubule bundle, which changes during platelet activation. We describe the procedure for the construction of a cell shape given the volume and overcurvature, and also the way for simulation of light scattering by such objects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages583-585
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2016
Event2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016

Conference

Conference2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period14.08.201618.08.2016

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