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Getting a grip on collective cell migration

Nature Cell Biology volume 18, pages 12651267 (2016) | Download Citation

Many cell types in our body move in a collective manner, which requires individual cells to align their movements relative to that of their neighbours. A mechanism is now described in which cadherin-rich protrusions are extended from leading migrating cells and engulfed by follower cells to guide collective migration.

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  1. Tamal Das and Joachim P. Spatz are at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department of Cellular Biophysics, Jahnstraβe 29, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany and in the Department of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, INF 253, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

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