The cellular response to factors which induce motility in mammalian cells

  • P. G. Dowrick
  • R. M. Warn
Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 59)


This contribution is to discuss what effects occur to the ultrastructure of vertebrate cells, and in particular the cytoskeleton, when it responds to a factor which induces or enhances cell motility. Amongst biological agents which have this role are a number of growth and motility factors, and a variety of agents which stimulate leukocyte Chemotaxis, including formyl peptides (for a review see Rosen and Goldberg, 1989).


Stress Fibre MDCK Cell Motile Cell Focal Contact Mock Cell 
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  • P. G. Dowrick
    • 1
  • R. M. Warn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichGreat Britain

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