Morphometric analysis of primary microglia migrating into microfluidic channels. A. Mean accumulated distance of microglia somata over 20 h time-lapse recording. B. Mean velocity (μm/min) of microglia somata in microfluidic devices. C. Randomly selected cells moving in the microchannels (n = 79 cells) and culturing chamber (n = 120 cells) are manually tracked. Image stacks and time series are analyzed by Image J software. Data presented as mean ± SD. Statistical difference is obtained by Mann–Whitney test (p < 0.0003). “M” is major axis, “m” minor axis, “P” cell perimeter, “A” cell area, “AR” aspect ratio, “CR” circularity ratio.
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