The physics for the formation of cell-in-cell structures.

Author(s): X. Ning, T. Luo, Z. Chen, Q. Sun.

Journal Name: Current Molecular Medicine

Volume 15 , Issue 9 , 2015

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The formations of cell-in-cell structures have been found in several important biological processes. Recent studies have shed light on the biochemical signaling pathways as well as the quantitative understandings of the underlying physics. Multiple new features that regulate the cellular engulfment have been identified. However, the driving forces promoting the structural formation are still under debate. This review focuses on the recent progress and discusses the potential significance of the existing physical models.

Keywords: Cell-in-cell, entosis, phagocytosis, cytoskeleton, Rho GTPase, actomyosin.

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Year: 2015
Page: [867 - 872]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1566524015666151026105123
Price: $65

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