Alternate header for print version

Attribution Only: This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. View License Deed | View Legal Code
*CIL – Cell Image Library accession number. Please use this to reference an image.

CIL:43418*  Cite 

Wound Healing Assay Time series DIC images of mouse DA3 cells, derived from the mouse mammary adenocarcinoma cell line D1-DMBA-3, induced in BALB/C mice by dimethylbenzanthracene were grown to 90% confluence. A scratch approximately 300um wide was made in the cell monolayer, and images were recorded every 14.5 min for 26 hr. This movie was prepared from time series image CIL:34102 obtained with HGF/SF treatment. The group comprises 17 time series images (CIL:43401 to CIL:43417) representing three different treatments: (1) no HGF/SF (CIL:43406 to CIL:43411), (2) with HGF/SF (CIL:43401 to CIL:43405), activating HGF/SF-Met signaling, and (3) with PHA (Met inhibitor) and HGF/SF (CIL:43412 to CIL:43417).

Technical Details

DA3 cells expressing the fluorescent protein mCherry were grown to 90% confluence in wells of 2 cm diameter in DMEM supplemented with 10% heat-inactivated FCS (Gibco-BRL) and treated with or without the Met inhibitor PHA665752 (2.5 µM) for 2 hrs. A scratch was generated using a 200 µl tip, and the cells were incubated with or without 80 ng ml-1 Met-Hepatocyte Growth Factor/Scatter Factor (HGF/SF) and subjected to time lapse confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM-510, Zeiss, Germany) for approximately 26 hrs, with images taken at 14.5 min intervals. The position of each scratch was predefined, and a macro that repetitively positions the microscope on each point was executed. The acquired differential interference contrast (DIC) channel of the time-lapse sequence (shown here) was used for the multi-cellular analysis; the red fluorescence channel was exploited for single cell tracking. See also: Zaritsky A, Natan S, Ben-Jacob E, Tsarfaty I (2012). Emergence of HGF/SF -induced Coordinated Cellular Motility. PLOS ONE 7(9): e44671

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Mus musculus
Cell Type
mammary adenocarcinoma
Cell Line
Biological Context
Biological Process
cell migration
wound healing
Assaf Zaritsky
Zaritsky A, Natan S, Ben-Jacob E, Tsarfaty I (2012). Emergence of HGF/SF -induced Coordinated Cellular Motility. PLOS ONE 7(9): e44671
PLoS article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
differential interference contrast microscopy
Parameters Imaged
optical path length gradient
Source of Contrast
boundaries between regions with different refractive index
Visualization Methods
visualization of contiguous regions
Processing History
movie created from time series
Sample Preparation
living tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 854px 1.24µm
Y 480px 1.24µm
Time 870 seconds 77