2014.4.3 Testing mechanisms of cell polarity with microfluidics

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2014.4.3 Testing mechanisms of cell polarity with microfluidics 




Tran, Phong T.

Associate Professor,Cell & Developmental Biology,Institut Curie(Paris, France) 


Time:14:00pm, Apr.3, 2014

Rm. 102, Old Chemistry Building, east Wing, 1rd floor, CQB


Abstract: Cell polarity is regulated by the microtubule and actin cytoskeleton. We use microfluidic channels to control the shape of cells. We show that microtubules can initiate new sites of polarized cell growth; and actin maintains growth. A feedback loop exists between cell shape and the cytoskeleton - changes in the cytoskeleton changes cell shape, and changes in cell shape changes the cytoskeleton.


Host:Chunxiong LUO