“Rho”ing a Cellular Boat with Rearward Membrane Flow

George R.R. Bell, Sean Collins

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The physicist Edward Purcell wrote in 1977 about mechanisms that cells could use to propel themselves in a low Reynolds number environment. Reporting in Developmental Cell, O'Neill et al. (2018) provide direct evidence for one of these mechanisms by optogenetically driving the migration of cells suspended in liquid through RhoA activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology

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