Cell Migration pp 325-340 | Cite as

Electrotaxis: Cell Directional Movement in Electric Fields

  • Jolanta SrokaEmail author
  • Eliza Zimolag
  • Slawomir Lasota
  • Wlodzimierz Korohoda
  • Zbigniew Madeja
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1749)


Electrotaxis plays an important role during embryogenesis, inflammation, wound healing, and tumour metastasis. However, the mechanisms at play during electrotaxis are still poorly understood. Therefore intensive studies on signaling pathways involved in this phenomenon should be carried out. In this chapter, we described an experimental system for studying electrotaxis of Amoeba proteus, mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF), Walker carcinosarcoma cells WC256, and bone marrow adherent cells (BMAC).

Key words

Electric field Electrotaxis Galvanotaxis Electrotactic chamber Time-lapse videomicroscopy 



This work was supported by a grant from the National Science Centre 2012/07/B/NZ3/02909, Poland. Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biotechnology of Jagiellonian University is a partner of the Leading National Research Center (KNOW) supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jolanta Sroka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eliza Zimolag
    • 1
  • Slawomir Lasota
    • 1
  • Wlodzimierz Korohoda
    • 1
  • Zbigniew Madeja
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Department of Cell BiologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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