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Curr Biol. 2007 May 15;17(10):R357-8.

Cell spreading: the power to simplify.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA. jmcgrath@bme.rochester.edu

Abstract

A eukaryotic cell spreads over a substrate in distinct stages, with the earliest events characterized by passive adhesion and cell deformation. Recent work suggests a common physical mechanism can explain the early stages of cell spreading for a wide range of cell types and substrates.

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17502086
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2007.03.057
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