Cell adhesion

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Under cell adhesion understands cell biology , the contacts between cells with an extracellular matrix . These can be present in a tissue or in an aggregation association that occurs through active migration of individual cells or through passive collision and sticking together of cells and cell clumps in suspension cultures .

In addition to substrates, cells also adhere to biofilms . Molecules that make cell adhesion possible are called cell adhesion molecules . Cell adhesion can be demonstrated using a cell adhesion test.

to form


  • Philipp Christen, Rolf Jaussi: Biochemistry: An introduction with 40 learning units (Springer textbook) . Springer, 2004, ISBN 3-540-21164-0 , pp. 379 ff .
  • Cell-Cell-Adhesion in Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al .: Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition. New York: Garland Science; 2002.

Web links

Commons : Cell adhesion  - collection of images, videos and audio files