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Cells guided on their journey

Nature Physics volume 5, pages 377378 (2009) | Download Citation

The formation of complex organs, tissue repair and metastasis all require a coordinated regulation of the shape and movement of groups of cells. The mechanical means of communication between cells is crucial to understanding collective cell motions — so how can cells transmit physical forces within cell sheets?

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  1. Benoit Ladoux is at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (MSC), Université Paris Diderot, and CNRS, UMR 7057, Paris, France.  benoit.ladoux@univ-paris-diderot.fr

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