Directional cell migration requires cell polarization. The reorganization of the Golgi apparatus is an important phenomenon in the polarization and migration of many types of cells. Direct current electric fields (dc (EF) induced directional cell migration in a wide variety of cells. Here nHDFs migrated toward cathode under 1 V/cm dc EF, however 1 μM of brefeldin A (BFA) inhibited the dc EF induced directional migration. BFA (1 μM) did not cause the complete Golgi dispersal for 2 h. When the Golgi polarization maintained their direction of polarity, the direction of cell migration also kept toward the same direction of the Golgi polarization even though the dc EF was reversed. In this study, the importance of the Golgi polarization in the directional migration of nHDf under dc EF was identified.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 May 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology