non-reciprocal contact inhibition


non-reciprocal contact inhibition
Collision behaviour between different cell types in which one cell shows contact inhibition of locomotion, and the other does not. An example is the interaction between sarcoma cells and fibroblasts (the former not being inhibited).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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