Coupling membrane protrusion and cell adhesion.

  title={Coupling membrane protrusion and cell adhesion.},
  author={Kris A Demali and Keith Burridge},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={116 Pt 12},
The ability of cells to extend cell membranes is central to numerous biological processes, including cell migration, cadherin-mediated junction formation and phagocytosis. Much attention has been focused on understanding the signals that trigger membrane protrusion and the architecture of the resulting extension. Similarly, cell adhesion has been extensively studied, yielding a wealth of information about the proteins involved and how they signal to the cytoplasm. Although we have learned much… CONTINUE READING