Studies on cell adhesion III. Adhesion of baby hamster kidney cells

F. Grinnell, M. Milam, P. A. Srere

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations


Normal and transformed baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells attach to Falcon polystyrene with the same first order rate constant. The longer the cells are attached to the bottles, the more difficult they are to remove. Sulfhydryl (-SH) binding reagents inhibit both the attachment of BHK cells and the increase in adhesive strength of attached cells. Attached BHK cells bind fewer molecules of [l-l4C]N-ethylamleimide (an -SH binding reagent) than do suspended cells. Incubation of cells with high concentrations of trypsin results in a reversible loss of cell adhesiveness. The recovery of adhesiveness of trypsin-treated cells is inhibited by cycloheximide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-665
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

Cite this