Spatiotemporal control of cell migration was achieved on a photoactivatable cell-culturing substrate. Single cells were micropatterned on the substrate and were induced to extend protrusions led by lamellipodia or filopodia alternatively by the subsequent formation of wide or narrow paths in their surroundings, respectively. By tracking the migration of single cells in a microarray format, we performed quantitative analysis of the migration rates of single cells.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry