pseudopod


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pseu·do·po·di·um

, pl.

pseu·do·po·di·a

(sū'dō-pō'dē-ŭm, -pō'-dē-ă),
A temporary protoplasmic process, put forth by an ameboid stage or amebic protozoan for locomotion or for prehension of food.
Synonym(s): pseudopod
[pseudo- + G. pous, foot]

pseudopod

(so͞o′də-pŏd′)
n.
A temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells, such as phagocytes, or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis.

pseu·dop′o·dal (-dŏp′ə-dl), pseu′do·po′di·al (-pō′dē-əl) adj.

pseu·do·po·di·um

, pl. pseudopodia (sū'dō-pō'dē-ŭm, -ă)
A temporary protoplasmic process, put forth by an ameboid stage or amebic protozoan for locomotion or for prehension of food.
Synonym(s): pseudopod.
[pseudo- + G. pous, foot]
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Polarization is accompanied by the extension of generally formed pseudopods towards the direction of migration, driven by the rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton [12].
Cdc42 and Rac participate in regulating the localized formation of actin fibers, necessary for pseudopod extension, by activating the nucleation-promoting factors WASp (Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein) and Scar/WAVE, respectively [93] (Figure 1).
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Shear-stress dependence has been reported in other cell types, most notably mammalian endothelial cells, where responses such as cell alignment, pseudopod formation, and vascular dilation caused by nitric oxide release have all been shown to be shear-stress dependent (Davies, 1995).
A pathogenic bacterium triggers epithelial signals to form a functional bacterial receptor that mediates actin pseudopod formation.
Before I could ask him any more questions, Whitley laid a pseudopod aside of his nose, and, with a wink, he disappeared.
Platelets adhered onto rasa chenduram were found to be activated with pseudopod formation as shown in figure 6a.
Pseudopod Tubelike structures that amoeboid cells use for movement.
These sperm crawl at up to 50 [Mu]m/min by extending a pseudopod packed with bundles of cytoskeletal filaments that can be observed in vivo by light microscopy (Roberts and Stewart, 1995, 1997).
It appears that the whole pseudopod is moving when we look at the images of the flying pseudopods with DIC (differential interference contrast).