This paper reports that the angular distribution of directional change of 3T3 cells which followed guiding lines on a substrate and left the guidance at various angles shows a peculiar preference for angles between 30 degrees and 60 degrees. Regarding the phenomenon of cellular guidance itself, 3T3 cells faced with a choice between guiding lines toward different directions seem to explore various options before following one. This observation suggests that the outcome of a probing action and not substrate properties alone can explain the guidance behavior of 3T3 cells.
Article| January 01 1979
The angular distribution of directional changes of guided 3T3 cells.
Online Issn: 1540-8140
Print Issn: 0021-9525
J Cell Biol (1979) 80 (1): 53–60.
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G Albrecht-Buehler; The angular distribution of directional changes of guided 3T3 cells.. J Cell Biol 1 January 1979; 80 (1): 53–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.80.1.53
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