Models of cell locomotion

Baumgaertner, A.; Sambeth, R.
February 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 501 Issue 1, p112
Academic Journal
The motion of single biological cells is a fascinating phenomena which has puzzled scientists for many decades. The current physical concepts of cell motility are reviewed and the recent progress of our understanding concerning the role of polymerization processes are summarized. In particular, the cooperativity between actin polymerization and steric membrane-filament interactions is discussed. Possible mechanisms of rectified motions are suggested. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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