Rat hepatoma cells are able to adhere to many surfaces of diverse chemical compositions. Adhesion to different kinds of surfaces was inhibited when cells were treated with sulfhydryl binding reagents, but not with inhibitors of transport, respiration, and glycolysis. Inhibition of adhesion by p-mercuribenozate and arsenite was reversible; inhibition by HgCl2, iodoacetate and N-ethylmaleimide was not reversible. Cell adhesion is discussed in terms of current theories of chemical adhesion.
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