Studying Cell Adhesion

  • Pierre Bongrand
  • Per M. Claesson
  • Adam S. G. Curtis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. A. S. G. Curtis, P. Bongrand, P. Claesson
    Pages 1-13
  3. J. Israelachvili, D. Leckband, F.-J. Schmitt, J. Zasadzinski, S. Walker, S. Chiruvolu
    Pages 37-49
  4. A. M. Benoliel, C. Capo, J. L. Mège, P. Bongrand
    Pages 81-92
  5. E. Evans, R. Merkel, K. Ritchie, S. Tha, A. Zilker
    Pages 125-139
  6. H. L. Goldsmith, K. Takamura, S. Tha, D. Tees
    Pages 141-156
  7. J. J. Sixma, P. G. de Groot
    Pages 175-184
  8. C. Foa, M. Soler, M. Fraterno, M. Passerel, J. L. Lavergne, J. M. Martin et al.
    Pages 219-241
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-250

About this book


Cell adhesion - the attachment of cells to any surface such as other cell membranes or tissues - is a complex process. In many physiological and pathological processes adhesion of a cell is the first critical step.
A wide spectrum of the most powerful techniques currently available to study the basic parameters of cell adhesion, including binding strength, binding efficiency, membrane-membrane or membrane-substrate interaction, structural properties and dynamics of cell surface molecules, is presented in this strategy book. Sophisticated quantitative approaches as well as comprehensible semi-quantitative methods are described. The detailed theoretical background allows the critical assessment and application of these techniques.


Cell-substrate Interaction Zell-Zell Interaktionen Zelladhäsion Zelloberflächen biomembrane biomolecule blood cell cell membrane leukocytes membrane microscopy protein receptor tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Bongrand
    • 1
  • Per M. Claesson
    • 2
  • Adam S. G. Curtis
    • 3
  1. 1.INSERM 0387, Laboratoire d’ImmunologieHopital de Sainte-MargueriteMarseille Cedex 09France
  2. 2.The Surface Force Group, Department of Physical ChemistryThe Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03010-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03008-0
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