Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Cells on the move: collective cell migration under the microscope
Spatz, Joachim P.; Vishwakarma,Medhavi; Das, Tamal; Grunze, Nina
Abteilung Zelluläre Biophysik
SummaryThe collective and correlated migration of cells as a group is a hallmark of tissue remodeling events. As such it is essential to both life-supporting processes, like wound repair and embryonic morphogenesis, as well as pathological processes, like cancer invasion. The Max Planck researchers have successfully decoded the physical and molecular mechanisms that regulate networking and orientation in groups of cells that move as one.