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  • 1 Pavlov Institute of Physiology Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2 St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 3 Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 4 Comenius University Jessenius Faculty, Martin, Slovak Republic
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The Young’s modulus of 10–12-day-old chick embryos’ sensory neurons cultivated in dissociated cell culture was measured using a PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping atomic force microscopy. The native cells were tested in control experiments and after application of ouabain. At low “endogenous” concentration of 10−10 M, ouabain tended to increase the rigidity of sensory neurons. We hypothesize that this trend resulted from activation of Na+,K+-ATPase signal-transducing function.

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