Illuminating adhesion complexes in migrating cells: moving toward a bright future

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2003 Oct;15(5):614-20. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(03)00105-4.

Abstract

Cell migration is a complex, tightly regulated process that involves the continuous formation and disassembly of adhesions. Despite the importance of these processes, very little is known about the factors that regulate adhesion dynamics during migration. Recent advances in imaging technologies are allowing monitoring of these processes during migration and are providing insight into the mechanisms that regulate them.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biosensing Techniques
  • Cell Adhesion / physiology*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism
  • Cell Movement / physiology*
  • Chick Embryo
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins / metabolism
  • Cytoskeleton / metabolism*
  • Drosophila Proteins / metabolism
  • Extracellular Matrix / metabolism
  • Fibroblasts / physiology
  • Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching
  • Focal Adhesion Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Focal Adhesions / physiology*
  • Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors / metabolism
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Integrin alphaVbeta3 / metabolism
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence
  • Paxillin
  • Phosphoproteins / metabolism
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / metabolism
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism
  • Pseudopodia / metabolism*
  • Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors
  • Signal Transduction / physiology
  • Vinculin / metabolism
  • p21-Activated Kinases

Substances

  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors
  • Integrin alphaVbeta3
  • Paxillin
  • Phosphoproteins
  • Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors
  • Vinculin
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Focal Adhesion Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Pak protein, Drosophila
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases
  • p21-Activated Kinases