Sunday, January 17, 2016

Researchers control cell adhesion using light

A cell is rarely on its own, because cells require good contacts to communicate with one another, to differentiate from others and to multiply. For this, cells have developed sophisticated mechanisms, the details of which are still widely unknown. In order to get a little closer towards unravelling the mystery of cell adhesion, chemists inserted a light-sensitive switch into molecules which cells like to adhere to, and then attached these to a glass surface.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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