Macrophage Intracellular Motility and Its Correlation with Cell-Substrate Adhesion

  • Peter Gehr
  • Samuel Schuerch
  • Richard Marugg
  • Marianne Geiser
  • Vinzenz Im Hof
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 3)

Abstract

Cell spreading and cell adhesion are influenced by the nature of the cell membrane and the structure of the cytoskeleton. The cell membrane with its surface glycopolymers, in combination with the cytoskeleton, may control interactions between the cell and its environment. Particularly the membrane-bound cytoskeleton appears to be involved in the organization of the membrane, and the formation of cell-substrate and cell-cell contacts (Traas and Ramaekers, 1986).

Keywords

Surfactant Albumin Platinum Polyethylene Glycol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Gehr
    • 1
  • Samuel Schuerch
    • 3
  • Richard Marugg
    • 1
  • Marianne Geiser
    • 1
  • Vinzenz Im Hof
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversity of BerneBerne 9Switzerland
  2. 2.Inselspital, Department of PneumologyUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of PhysiologyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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