Cellular Google+ Circles: Don’t You ❤ This? All part of the daily dance show put on by our cells. This time lapse movie shows a cell that was activated by a growth factor. In a coordinated synchrony of motion, the underlying cytoskeleton rearranges to form circular dorsal ruffles that coalesce in a happy coincidence to form a heart.
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Video taken by Hongying (Hoy) Shen (Yale University; Dr. Pietro De Camilli Lab).