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"All organic phenomena emerge from an elaborate interconnection of a number of strategies taking place at varied degrees of association: specifically, on the molecular, the mobile and the tissue point, see determine 1. those ordinary degrees can nearly be hooked up to a microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic scale, respectively. The microscopic scale refers to these approaches that ensue on the subcellular point, such Read more...

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3) with A(t) defined as the area of the minimal convex polygon enclosing the aggregate at time t and A(0) the one at t = 0. The experimental scatter begins slightly slower than the simulated; however, after the initial phase (t > 1500 MCS), SI increases at comparable rates in both cases. , 1 day). 5 (left panel) shows that, at suitable T , our simulated aggregates do not scatter for low values of intercellular adhesion parameter JC,C , corresponding to strong intercellular adhesion, whereas they dissociate when cells adhere less strongly: this observation well corresponds with the experiments where ARO aggregates scatter at high concentrations of HGF (see [101]).

11: Hepatocyte growth factor-mediated increase of motility as shown by manual time lapse analysis. ) and in the presence of HGF. For reference, the oval positioned at the center of the group of tracks represents the size of a single cell. involution and the island becomes compact again, a biological behavior that it is possible to see also experimentally (see [271]). 5), while the other parameters are kept unchanged. 3) in the two cases. It is noteworthy also that the simulated branching develops through the three temporal phases as pointed out by the experiments in the introduction of this chapter.

For low densities (say, n < 60) the branches are quite long and thin, so that it can be hypothesized that the colony assumes a star-shaped configuration, with a little main corpus. For high densities (say, n > 60) the sprouts tend to become shorter and thicker, while at still higher densities (say, n > 130) there are limit thresholds for both length and thickness. The decrement of the length and the relative increment of the thickness are almost specular and has the consequence that the area of a virtual branch remains almost constant, independently of the cell density, which can only lead to a bigger main corpus of the island.

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