Group Locomotion of Ptk-1 Cells

Albrecht-Buehler, G. (1979) Group Locomotion of Ptk-1 Cells. Experimental Cell Research, 122 (2). pp. 402-407.

DOI: 10.1016/0014-4827(79)90319-7


PtK1 cells were found to form groups of variable size which locomoted in unison. A continuous spectrum of net displacements during two days of observation ranged from no displacement to about 150 μm/day. The majority of single cells migrated less than 50 μm/day. The phenomenon demonstrates in tissue culture the existence of a form of cellular migration which appears intermediary between single cell locomotion and the deformations of extended sheets of cells [8] in the sense that more than one single cell but less than an entire sheet displace themselves. It also suggests coordination of locomotion between individual cells.

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Subjects: Investigative techniques and equipment > cell culture
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Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1979
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