Computer analysis of artificially deformed (stretched or compressed) double explants (sandwiches) of the blastocoel roof (BRs) and suprablastoporal region (SBRs) of African clawed frog Xenopus laevis early gastrula has been performed using frames of time-lapse microfilming. During the first 14 min after cutting off, the velocities and displacement angles of several hundreds of cells relative to one another, as well as to fixed points and the extension axis, were measured in the control and deformed samples. It has been found that the deformation of samples leads to a rapid reorientation of large cell masses and increase in the velocities of movements along the extension axes or perpendicularly to the compression axes. In addition, an increase in the velocities of mutual cell displacements in the stretched BRs and cell convergence to the extension axes have been observed. Comparison of different angular sectors demonstrates a statistically significant positive correlation between the mean velocities of cell movements and the number of cells moving within an individual sector. This suggests cooperativity of mechanodependent cell movements. In general, these results demonstrate an important role of mechanical factors in regulation of collective cell movements.
Russian Journal of Developmental Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 6, 2011
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera