Energy Generation and Intracellular Communication due to Thermal Fluctuation Induced Piezoelectric Effect in Cytoskeletal Microtubules: A Theoretical Approach

Cytoskeletal microtubules have long been conjectured to have piezoelectric properties. They have been shown to behave as nematic liquid crystals which oscillate along their director axis due to the prevalent thermal fluctuations. In this work, we develop a theoretical model of the mechanics of microtubules in the cytosolic space based on the buckling of its…
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