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Title: Scanning electron microscopy of the aggregation of head mesoderm cells from chick embryos
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Keywords: Aggregates
Mesoderm
Abstract: Head mesoderm cells from chick embryos at different stages of development were dissociated and cultured on plastic coverslips. In all cultures several cellular aggregates were described by means of scanning electron microscopy. Isolated cells present filopodia and lamellipodia. However, when mesoderm cells make contact with one another the filopodial and lamellipodial activity in the contact cellular edge disappear. Thus, the cells into cellular clusters do not present projections. The clusters were circular and bidimensional in character. The scanning electron microscopic observations showed that it is the type 1 variant of "contact inhibition of locomotion" which occurs. By means of these mechanisms the bidimensional aggregates are formed and cellular overlapping is not present. Since the behaviour of the mesoderm cells "in vitro" in some way could be comparable to their behaviour "in situ", the results here observed are discussed in relation to the conduct of mesoderm cells "in vivo".
Primary author: Chamorro, C.A.
Paz, P. de
Villar, J.M.
Fernandez, M
Published in: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/17847
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 2, nº 1 (1987)

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