Data are presented indicating that the adhesion of Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO) to films of denatured type I collagen occurs by a fibronectin-dependent mechanism, whereas the adhesion of these cells to 3-dimensional gels of native type I collagen fibres may occur by either a rapid, fibronectin-dependent mechanism or by a slower, fibronectin-independent mechanism, whereas the adhesion of these cells to 3-dimensional gels of native type I collagen fibres may occur by either a rapid, fibronectin-dependent mechanism or by a slower, fibronectin-independent mechanism. Data are also presented indicating that fibronectin promotes the migration of CHO cells on native type I collagen fibres.

This content is only available via PDF.