contact inhibition of movement


contact inhibition of movement
Reaction in which the direction of motion of a cell is altered following collision with another cell. In heterologous contacts both cell may respond (mutual inhibition), or only one (non-reciprocal). Type I contact inhibition involves paralysis of the locomotory machinery, Type II is a consequence of adhesive preference for the substratum rather than the dorsal surface of the other cell.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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