Differential adhesion

Differential adhesion

The differential adhesion hypothesis was advanced by Steinberg to explain the mechanism by which heterotypic cells in mixed aggregates sort out into isotypic territories. Quantitative differences in homo and hetero typic adhesion are supposed to be sufficient to account for the phenomenon without the need to postulate cell type specific adhesion systems: fairly generally accepted, although some tissue specific cell adhesion molecules are now known to exist.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 4,794 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link