filopodia


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filopodia

(ˌfɪləˈpəʊdɪə)
pl n, sing -dium (-dɪəm)
thin projections extending from the edge of migrating cells
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It has been proved that it plays an important role during the development and formation of new axonal terminals, the formation of filopodia, the extension of neurites, and the axonal reorganization after neural damage (53, 54).
The live cells' visible filopodia copied the pore walls and only few dead cells were observed (stained red; panel A, B of Fig.
Within this group, Cdc42 and Rac1 are involved in the formation of filopodia and lamellipodia, respectively, whereas RhoA mediates cellular contractility and formation of focal adhesions (10).
The team saw that around half of the time that microglia contact a synapse, the synapse head sends out thin projections or filopodia to greet them.
The cells forming the stolon leading edge continuously form numerous pseudopodia (filopodia and lamallepodia), which are the only places of stolon adhesion to the substrate (Fig.
Fruttiger et al., "VEGF guides angiogenic sprouting utilizing endothelial tip cell filopodia," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
Some cells also displayed actin-rich plasma membrane protrusions, such as filopodia and small punctate structures (microspikes) (Figure 3(a)).
Wang, "Fibroblasts probe substrate rigidity with filopodia extensions before occupying an area," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol.
In addition, the bone marrow cells seeded on the small diameter Ti[O.sub.2] NTs extended many lamellipodia, while more filopodia were observed on the surfaces of the large diameter NT and ICA-loaded specimens.
Bolasco et al., "Microglia remodel synapses by presynaptic trogocytosis and spine head filopodia induction," Nature Communications, vol.
In rats, TM were shown to have a higher peroxidase activity [15], a greater major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC-II) expression [16], and a greater number of filopodia [17].