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Assays for Eukaryotic Cell Chemotaxis

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 6 ]

Author(s):

Zac Pujic, Duncan Mortimer, Julia Feldner and Geoffrey J. Goodhill   Pages 580 - 588 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Chemotaxis is essential for many biological processes. Much of our understanding of the mechanisms underlying chemotaxis is based on a variety of in vitro assays. We review these assays, dividing them into groups depending on the process used to generate the gradient. We describe how each method works, its strengths and limitations, and provide some information about the kinds of cells that have been studied with each assay.

, Assays, for, Eukaryotic, Cell, Chemotaxis

Affiliation:

Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia.



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