Cell migration: Cadherin-11 provides the right hold

Posted by on July 6, 2016 1:22 pm
Categories: health

Cadherins are part of the protein family of adhesion molecules. Just like mortar between the bricks in a wall, they ensure that cells stay together, preventing them from breaking away and migrating from a group of cells. Especially in tumor cells, however, cadherin-11 behaves in exactly the opposite way – it triggers the migration of cells – explain researchers.

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