Cell Migrations: Causes and Functions

  • Caterina A. M. La Porta
  • Stefano Zapperi

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Yanjun Yang, Mohit Kumar Jolly, Herbert Levine
    Pages 1-11
  3. Luca Giomi
    Pages 13-29
  4. Aldo Ferrari, Costanza Giampietro
    Pages 31-44
  5. Shiladitya Banerjee, M. Cristina Marchetti
    Pages 45-66
  6. Caterina A. M. La Porta, Stefano Zapperi
    Pages 67-78
  7. Pei-Yin Chi, Pirjo Spuul, Fan-Gang Tseng, Elisabeth Genot, Chia-Fu Chou, Alessandro Taloni
    Pages 79-103
  8. Linus Schumacher
    Pages 105-116
  9. Charlotte R. Pfeifer, Jerome Irianto, Dennis E. Discher
    Pages 117-130
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 131-135

About this book


Cell migration plays an important role during development and in many physiological and pathological processes, from wound healing to cancer. This edited volume presents a collection of contributions meant to illustrate the state of the art on this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Readers will find a detailed discussion of the properties of individual and collective cell migration, including the associated biochemical regulation and important biophysical and biomechanical aspects. The book includes information on the latest experimental techniques employed to study cell migration, from microfluidics to traction force microscopy, as well as the latest theoretical and computational models used to interpret the experimental data. Finally, the role of cell migration in cancer and in development is also reviewed.

The contents of this work should appeal to students and researchers in biology and biophysics who want to get up to date on the latest interdisciplinary development in this broad field of research. The chapters are written in a self-contained form and can also be used as individual articles.


Chemotaxis Collective cell migration Metastasis Intracellular trafficking Extracellular matrix

Editors and affiliations

  • Caterina A. M. La Porta
    • 1
  • Stefano Zapperi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and PolicyCenter for Complexity and Biosystems University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCenter for Complexity and Biosystems University of MilanMilanItaly

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