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Physicochemical simulation of cell-cell commutation.
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PMID:  22803135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Strings, anisometric structures with length-diameter ratio of 10(1)-10(5) are formed in some homochiral solutions at a concentration of 10(-3)-10(-2) M. We studied macroscopic properties of strings (strength, charge at the ends, etc.) and showed that these strings can provide a power commutation of cells. The strength and electrostatic driving force of the strings are sufficient to transport cells with a velocity of app. 1 cm/sec. The formation of strings is a mechanism of directional and error-resistant information exchange and for intercellular distances it is faster and more efficient by substance utilization than the diffusion mechanism. This suggests that strings or similar objects, including cytonemes, play an important role in various aspects of cell-cell commutation.
S V Stovbun; A A Skoblin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine     Volume:  152     ISSN:  1573-8221     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. Exp. Biol. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372557     Medline TA:  Bull Exp Biol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng; rus     Pagination:  571-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
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