Cell migration is an integrated multistep process that occurs during embryoand fetogenesis as well as, after birth, postnatal angiogenesis, immune response, and wound healing. Cell motility also contributes to tissue adaptation to environmental cues and remodeling. Furthermore, cell movements are responsible for progression of certain diseases, such as atherosclerosis and intimal hyperplasia, as well as cancer invasion and tumor metastasis. Concentration fields of regulators of cell activity generate a spatially distributed cell response (Sect. 6.2).
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