Rheological characterization of mammalian lung mucus

Erick S. Vasquez, Jacquelyn Bowser, Cyprianna Swiderski, Keisha B. Walters, Santanu Kundu

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Abstract

Mammalian lung mucus is a complex fluid that demonstrates non-linear viscoelastic responses, strain-stiffening at low and strain-softening at large strain values, as measured using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) experiments. The mechanical properties of lung mucus reported here can be linked to high-strain rate physiological processes, such as coughing, and can guide drug delivery development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34780-34783
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume4
Issue number66
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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