The phagokinetic tracks of 3T3 cells

Guenter Albrecht-Buehler*

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This paper describes a technique of visualizing tracks of cultured cells moving on a glass substrate covered with gold particles. It leads to the following observations: • -If the tracks of many cells are examined, cell line characteristic track patterns become apparent. • -In several cases, second or third generation descendents of 3T3 cells were observed to repeat track patterns of their ancestor cell. • -If a 3T3 cell collides with another 3T3 cell or a nonmigrating BSC-1 cell, it forms an outgoing track from the impact area as if the cell was elastically reflected at the target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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