Adhesion molecules during somitogenesis in the avian embryo

  title={Adhesion molecules during somitogenesis in the avian embryo},
  author={J L Duband and Sylvie Dufour and Kohei Hatta and Masatoshi Takeichi and Gerald M. Edelman and Jean Paul Thiery},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  pages={1361 - 1374}
In avian embryos, somites constitute the morphological unit of the metameric pattern. Somites are epithelia formed from a mesenchyme, the segmental plate, and are subsequently reorganized into dermatome, myotome, and sclerotome. In this study, we used somitogenesis as a basis to examine tissue remodeling during early vertebrate morphogenesis. Particular emphasis was put on the distribution and possible complementary roles of adhesion-promoting molecules, neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM), N… CONTINUE READING