Cell proliferation drives neural crest cell invasion of the intestine.

@article{Simpson2007CellPD,
  title={Cell proliferation drives neural crest cell invasion of the intestine.},
  author={Matthew J. Simpson and Dong Zhang and Michael Mariani and Kerry A. Landman and Donald F. Newgreen},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={302 2},
  pages={553-68}
}
A general mathematical model of cell invasion is developed and validated with an experimental system. The model incorporates two basic cell functions: non-directed (diffusive) motility and proliferation to a carrying capacity limit. The model is used here to investigate cell proliferation and motility differences along the axis of an invasion wave. Mathematical simulations yield surprising and counterintuitive predictions. In this general scenario, cells at the invasive front are proliferative… CONTINUE READING