Hello everyone. I have a picture showing two fibroblasts in a 6 well plate seeded at a very low number to investigate colony formation. Medium is DMEM with 10 % FCS. As you can see, they project long extensions from their cytoplasma, and some of these reach out to other cells (not shown in picture). Can any of you explain to me what purpose these extensions and attachments serve?
I am not certain, but I believe the extensions which attach the fibroblasts to each other are remnants from cell division which keep the fibroblasts linked while they gradually migrate away from each other. This is simply based on my observations so far.
Edited by bioforum, 29 July 2012 - 06:17 AM.