[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Roving Receptors (1 of 2)

Loading video...

Caption: Duke University's David Sherwood and his team are using live-cell imaging to probe living cells to see how they find their way to new tissues and organs in the body. In these time-lapse videos of an invading C. elegans anchor cell, 60 images taken over an hour show cell receptors and their associated actin filaments moving around the cell surface in search of the missing signal that will tell the cell where to go.

Credit: Videos courtesy of David Sherwood.

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Scientists uncover navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]