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Three-dimensional experiments and individual based simulations show that cell proliferation drives melanoma nest formation in human skin tissue

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Systems Biology, March 2018
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Title
Three-dimensional experiments and individual based simulations show that cell proliferation drives melanoma nest formation in human skin tissue
Published in
BMC Systems Biology, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12918-018-0559-9
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Authors

Parvathi Haridas, Alexander P. Browning, Jacqui A. McGovern, D. L. Sean McElwain, Matthew J. Simpson

Abstract

Melanoma can be diagnosed by identifying nests of cells on the skin surface. Understanding the processes that drive nest formation is important as these processes could be potential targets for new cancer drugs. Cell proliferation and cell migration are two potential mechanisms that could conceivably drive melanoma nest formation. However, it is unclear which one of these two putative mechanisms plays a dominant role in driving nest formation. We use a suite of three-dimensional (3D) experiments in human skin tissue and a parallel series of 3D individual-based simulations to explore whether cell migration or cell proliferation plays a dominant role in nest formation. In the experiments we measure nest formation in populations of irradiated (non-proliferative) and non-irradiated (proliferative) melanoma cells, cultured together with primary keratinocyte and fibroblast cells on a 3D experimental human skin model. Results show that nest size depends on initial cell number and is driven primarily by cell proliferation rather than cell migration. Nest size depends on cell number, and is driven primarily by cell proliferation rather than cell migration. All experimental results are consistent with simulation data from a 3D individual based model (IBM) of cell migration and cell proliferation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 42%
Researcher 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Student > Master 1 8%
Librarian 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 25%
Mathematics 3 25%
Physics and Astronomy 2 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Engineering 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 January 2019.
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