Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

There are many times when our cells need to move. Mobile cells guide our body's formation (embryonic development). Immune cells roam to capture unwanted intruders. And healing cells (fibroblasts) migrate to mend wounds. But not all movement is desirable: Tumors are most dangerous when cancer cells gain the ability to travel throughout the body (metastasis). Certain bacteria and viruses can harness the cells' motility machinery to invade our bodies. Understanding how cells move—and the rod-like actin filaments that drive the process—is key to learning how to halt or promote motility to improve human health.

Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

There are many times when our cells need to move. Mobile cells guide our body's formation (embryonic development). Immune cells roam to capture unwanted intruders. And healing cells (fibroblasts) ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement, Fri 11 Jan 19 from ScienceDaily

Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement, Fri 11 Jan 19 from Eurekalert

Scientists Identify Dense Actin Filament Nanoscaffold that Promotes Cell Movement

There are several occasions when human cells have to move. Formation of the body (embryonic development) is guided by mobile cells. Immune cells wander to capture undesirable intruders, and ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from AZoNano

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