Analysis of ADAMTS Effects on Cell Adhesion and Migration

Lambert, Jordi and Edwards, Dylan R. ORCID: (2020) Analysis of ADAMTS Effects on Cell Adhesion and Migration. In: ADAMTS Proteases. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2043 . Springer, pp. 179-193. ISBN 978-1-4939-9697-1

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As extracellular enzymes that interact extensively with extracellular matrix (ECM) components, several ADAMTS enzymes are understood to influence aspects of cell adhesion to the ECM and the ability of cells to migrate. A standard approach to investigate the involvement of an ADAMTS in these aspects of mammalian cell behavior involves siRNA-mediated knockdown of the expression of the gene of interest in cell culture, followed by methods for quantification of migratory or adhesive behavior. We describe here two methods for cell migration quantification: a time-lapse videomicroscopy method suitable for measuring single cell migration in sparse cultures that allows for determination of migration speed and directionality (persistence), and scratch wound assays for directional migration in confluent cell monolayers. We also present assays to quantify total adhesion to ECM components, as well as more detailed visualization and quantification of focal adhesion structures.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Cancer Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 00:07
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:10
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9698-8_15

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