Adherens junctions: from molecules to morphogenesis

@article{Harris2010AdherensJF,
  title={Adherens junctions: from molecules to morphogenesis},
  author={Tony J. C. Harris and Ulrich Tepass},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={502-514}
}
How adhesive interactions between cells generate and maintain animal tissue structure remains one of the most challenging and long-standing questions in cell and developmental biology. Adherens junctions (AJs) and the cadherin–catenin complexes at their core are therefore the subjects of intense research. Recent work has greatly advanced our understanding of the molecular organization of AJs and how cadherin–catenin complexes engage actin, microtubules and the endocytic machinery. As a result… 

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