Induction of Changes in Surface Activity of Strain L Cells at Gas-Membrane Interfaces

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Science  02 Mar 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3505, pp. 725-726
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3505.725


The injection of smoke and non-smoke gases into a perfusion chamber containing monolayers of strain L or HeLa cells in a fluid medium produces cellular changes. The most striking change is surface "blebbing," produced when gas bubbles pass over the surface of the cells. This reaction can be promptly reversed by the injection of fresh medium into the chamber.