The angular distribution of directional changes of guided 3T3 cells

Albrecht-Buehler, G. (January 1979) The angular distribution of directional changes of guided 3T3 cells. J Cell Biol, 80 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 0021-9525 (Print)0021-9525 (Linking)



This paper reports that the angular distribution of directional change of 3T3 cells which followed guiding lines on a substrate and left the guidance at various angles shows a peculiar preference for angles between 30 degrees and 60 degrees. Regarding the phenomenon of cellular guidance itself, 3T3 cells faced with a choice between guiding lines toward different directions seem to explore various options before following one. This observation suggests that the outcome of a probing action and not substrate properties alone can explain the guidance behavior of 3T3 cells.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cell Line *Cell Movement Glass Gold
Subjects: Investigative techniques and equipment > cell culture
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Communities: CSHL labs
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: January 1979
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 16:34
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 16:34
PMCID: PMC2110287
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