Misshapen mediates actin-based cell contraction during zebrafish epiboly and Drosophila dorsal closure Journal Article


Author(s): Köppen, Mathias; Fernández, Beatriz García; Carvalho, Lara; Jacinto, António; Heisenberg, Carl-Philipp
Article Title: Misshapen mediates actin-based cell contraction during zebrafish epiboly and Drosophila dorsal closure
Affiliation
Abstract: The spreading of an epithelial cell sheet over a substrate is a common process during embryogenesis. Typical examples include epiboly during zebrafish gastrulation and Drosophila dorsal closure. We provide evidence that in both cases, actin-based contraction of the leading edge of the epithelium is of critical importance.
Journal Title: Mechanisms of Development
Volume: 122
Issue Supplement 1
ISSN: 0925-4773
Publisher: Elsevier  
Date Published: 2005-01-01
Start Page: S112
End Page: S113
DOI: 10.1016/j.mod.2005.06.010
Notes: Poster Abstract
Open access: no