Method to Assess the Strength of Cell-Cell Adhesion Using a Modified Flow Cytometer
Cell-cell adhesion embraces a series of phenomena which cover many aspects of biology. They can be best described as a conjunction of morphological, biochemical and physical features. Since the pioneering works on the characterization of the first cell surface molecules involved in cell adhesion of Dictyostelium or nerve cells (Beug 1973; Thiery 1977; Gerisch 1980), the advances of molecular biology techniques have yielded an every-day-increasing catalog of surface molecules involved in so-called adhesion pathways, i.e. receptor/ligand interactions which mediate adhesion.
KeywordsFlow Cytometer Adhesion Strength Flow Chamber Sample Stream Commercial Instrument
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