How do cells “move through walls”? An invading cell in the roundworm C. elegans is initially blocked from moving forward by a thick basement membrane. This time series of images shows the basement membrane (blue) separating to create a passage for the cell (red) to move.
Image by Elliott Hagedorn and David Sherwood, Duke University.
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How do cells “move through walls”? An invading cell in the roundworm C. elegans is initially blocked from moving forward by a thick basement membrane. This time series of images shows the basement membrane (blue) separating to create a passage for the cell (red) to move.

Image by Elliott Hagedorn and David Sherwood, Duke University.

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