Melanoma Chemotaxis Movie

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Cell Chemotaxis

This movie shows how cells can respond to a growth factor gradient by migrating towards the source (higher concentration) of the chemotactic agent.

The movie also shows how cancer cells (melanoma) can contribute to their distribution in other tissues besides the original tumour site.

MV3 cells migrating over the narrow bridge of the Insall chamber in the presence of a 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) gradient to the right.

The images were taken every 5 minutes for 12 hours using a 10x phase objective.

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<pubmed>21179457</pubmed>| PMC3001854 | PLoS One.


Copyright: © 2010 Muinonen-Martin et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Citation: Muinonen-Martin AJ, Veltman DM, Kalna G, Insall RH (2010) An Improved Chamber for Direct Visualisation of Chemotaxis. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15309. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015309

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