Cell polarity

Tension quenches the rear

Alex Mogilner, Jie Zhu

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Abstract

A combination of biophysical perturbations and computer simulations shows that leading edge protrusion in crawling cells increases membrane tension, which constrains the protruding front to one side of the cell, thereby maintaining its polarity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 2012

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Cell Polarity
Cell membranes
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cell polarity

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Cell polarity : Tension quenches the rear. / Mogilner, Alex; Zhu, Jie.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 24.01.2012.

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