Plasticity of renal epithelial cells: the way a potassium channel supports migration.

@article{Schwab1996PlasticityOR,
  title={Plasticity of renal epithelial cells: the way a potassium channel supports migration.},
  author={A. Robert Schwab and Hans Oberleithner},
  journal={Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={432 3 Suppl},
  pages={R87-93}
}
In this article we review aspects of plasticity of renal epithelial cells. We focus on one particular feature, namely on cell migration. For normal renal and other epithelial cells migration is a motif of plasticity which can be activated after disrupture of epithelial integrity. In the case of transformed renal epithelial cells, however, migration is "pathophysiological" as it is no longer regulated as in normal cells. We studied migration in a permanently transformed Madin-Darby canine kidney… CONTINUE READING