lamellipodia


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lamellipodia

 [lah-mel″ĭ-po´de-ah] (pl. sing. lamellipo´dium.)
Delicate sheetlike extensions of cytoplasm that form transient adhesions with the cell substrate and wave gently, enabling the cell to move along the substrate.

lamellipodia

/la·mel·li·po·dia/ (lah-mel″ĭ-po´de-ah) sing. lamellipo´dium   delicate sheetlike extensions of cytoplasm which form transient adhesions with the cell substrate and wave gently, enabling the cell to move along the substrate.
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Moreover, cellular protrusions including lamellipodia and filopodia were disrupted through downregulation of Racl and Cdc42 in response to A2 in MKN-28 cells.
2015) found that glycolysis-dependent ATP production was necessary for formation of lamellipodia in podocytes.
Lamellipodia (LP) are thin, sheetlike protrusions in untreated cells characterized by periods of extension and retraction (indicated by dashed line), After Farrerol treatment, the size of cell showed shrink with minimal protrusive activity (indicated by dashed line).
CTRL] developed greatest net of cytoskeletal projections including lamellipodia and filopodia, which connected adjacent cells, in comparison to [ASC.
Studies in MDA-MD231 and T47D cells determined that ethanol induced altered adhesion to fibronectin, increased development of lamellipodia, (1) increased phosphorylation of a protein called focal adhesion kinase, and increased production of several proteins (e.
Studies of fibroblasts on two-dimensional surfaces indicated that the most typical form of movement involved protrusions called lamellipodia, created by the polymerization of the protein actin into fibers that push the cell membrane forward.
Significant difference between these two classes lies in the fact that polarized cells produce lamellipodia.
WILL TRAVEL Cancer cells become difficult to eradicate once they spread, and the sheetlike cellular feet called lamellipodia make such locomotion possible.
Other examples of the small GTPases are Rac and Cdc42, which participate in lamellipodia and filopodia formation, respectively.
Cells cultured on unpatterned control areas of the substrates were randomly oriented and well dispersed, mostly flattened, presenting numerous cytoplasmic extensions and lamellipodia, spreading in all directions and lacking any particular orientation.
Sharp and his colleagues found that certain members of an enzyme family known as katanin concentrate at the outer edge of non-dividing cells where they break up microtubules - dynamic intracellular polymers that regulate cell movement by controlling the formation of protrusions called lamellipodia.