Seeing around corners: Cells solve mazes and respond at a distance using attractant breakdown

@article{Tweedy2020SeeingAC,
  title={Seeing around corners: Cells solve mazes and respond at a distance using attractant breakdown},
  author={Luke Tweedy and P. Thomason and Peggy Paschke and Kirsty J. Martin and L. Machesky and M. Zagnoni and R. Insall},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={369}
}
  • Luke Tweedy, P. Thomason, +4 authors R. Insall
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • You can find your own way Migration of cells through tissues and embryos is often steered by gradients of attractive chemicals in a process called chemotaxis. Cells are best at navigating complex routes, for which they use “self-generated chemotaxis” and create their own attractant gradients. An example of this is when neutrophils migrate into tissues to attack infection. Using modeling and live-cell data, Tweedy et al. found that self-generated chemotaxis allows cells to obtain surprising… CONTINUE READING
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