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Research Article

The Mechanochemistry of Endocytosis

  • Jian Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

    Current address: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yidi Sun equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yidi Sun

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • David G. Drubin mail,

    drubin@berkeley.edu (DGD); goster@nature.berkeley.edu (GFO)

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • George F. Oster mail

    drubin@berkeley.edu (DGD); goster@nature.berkeley.edu (GFO)

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000204

About the Authors

Jian Liu, Yidi Sun, David G. Drubin, George F. Oster
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: JL YS GFO DGD. Performed the experiments: JL YS. Analyzed the data: JL YS GFO DGD. Wrote the paper: JL YS GFO DGD. Contributed to the development of the theoretical models: JL YS GFO DGD.