In a further move to extend its worldwide network of distribution partners NanoWorld™ today has appointed the recently founded NanoAndMore Japan KK (NanoAndMore ジャパン ) as a distributor of its line of probes for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) in Japan.
NanoAndMore Japan will keep a large stock of NanoWorld AFM probes on site enabling a fast delivery and will sell NanoWorld AFM probes at manufacturer recommended prices.
NanoWorld™ is convinced that this addition to the already existing distribution network will work for the benefit of its customers.
NanoAndMore ジャパン CEO Mr. Nobuhiro Saito has many years of AFM expertise and is looking forward to assisting customers with the selection of the right AFM probes for their various application needs.
Please refer to the contact data below or to our list of distributors on the “how to buy” page on the NanoWorld webpage.
“Motile cells require reversible adhesion to solid surfaces to accomplish force transmission upon locomotion. In contrast to mammalian cells, Dictyostelium discoideum ( a soil dwelling amoeba) cells do not express integrins forming focal adhesions but are believed to rely on more generic interaction forces that guarantee a larger flexibility; even the ability to swim has been described for Dictyostelium discoideum (D.d.).”*
In order to understand the origin of D.d. adhesion, Nadine Kamprad, Hannes Witt, Marcel Schröder, Christian Titus Kreis, Oliver Bäumchen, Andreas Janshoff and Marco Tarantola describe in their publication “Adhesion strategies of Dictyostelium discoideum – a force spectroscopy study”* how they realized and modified a variety of conditions for the amoeba comprising the absence and presence of the specific adhesion protein Substrate Adhesion A (sadA), glycolytic degradation, ionic strength, surface hydrophobicity and strength of van der Waals interactions by generating tailored model substrates. By employing AFM-based single cell force spectroscopy (using NanoWorld Arrow-TL2 tipless cantilevers) they could show that experimental force curves upon retraction exhibit two regimes described in detail in the article cited above. The study describes a versatile mechanism that allows the cells to adhere to a large variety of natural surfaces under various conditions.
*Nadine Kamprad, Hannes Witt, Marcel Schröder, Christian Titus Kreis, Oliver Bäumchen, Andreas Janshoff, Marco Tarantola Adhesion strategies of Dictyostelium discoideum – a force spectroscopy study Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 22504-22519
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