18 Jul 2013
Transmigration of leukocytes from the lumen of the blood vessels to the underlying tissue is a key process in immunosurveillance and in the response to inflammation and injury in the normal function of the immune system. However, in inflammatory diseases and cancer, transmigration of cells to underlying tissues is a gateway to metastasis and morbidity. The significance of transmigration of unwanted cells to underlying tissues and through the blood brain barrier from the vasculature in disease states makes it an important target for drug development. As such, transmigration is a prime target for inflammation and oncology drug discovery. Download this application note to read about the use of BioFlux System to study live cell transmigration.