Do T-cells swim?
Ken Frauwirth BioKen
frauwirt at notmendel.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Sep 2 15:20:27 EST 1994
Although T cells probably cannot "swim", as we think of it (i.e. move
directionally when suspended in liquid), they definitely can crawl. T cells
use pseudopodia (like amoebae) to move along a surface. Thus, a T cell that
is in a small capillary can crawl along the inner surface toward a signal,
and T cells that are in other tissues (as in an immune response) can use the
extracellular matrix as a crawling surface.
Ken Frauwirth (MiSTie #33025) _ _
frauwirt at mendel.berkeley.edu |_) * |/ (_ |\ |
Dept. of Molec. & Cell Bio. |_) | () |\ (_ | \|
Univ. of Cal., Berkeley "Well, I isolated that nucleotide today."
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