Drosophila melanogaster Cad99C, the orthologue of human Usher cadherin PCDH15, regulates the length of microvilli

@article{DAlterio2005DrosophilaMC,
  title={Drosophila melanogaster Cad99C, the orthologue of human Usher cadherin PCDH15, regulates the length of microvilli},
  author={Cecilia D'Alterio and Dao D.D. Tran and Maggie W.Y. Au Yeung and Michael S.H. Hwang and Michelle A. Li and Claudia J. Arana and Vikram Khipple Mulligan and Mary Kubesh and Praveer Sharma and Maretta Chase and Ulrich Tepass and Dorothea Godt},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={171},
  pages={549 - 558}
}
Actin-based protrusions can form prominent structures on the apical surface of epithelial cells, such as microvilli. Several cytoplasmic factors have been identified that control the dynamics of actin filaments in microvilli. However, it remains unclear whether the plasma membrane participates actively in microvillus formation. In this paper, we analyze the function of Drosophila melanogaster cadherin Cad99C in the microvilli of ovarian follicle cells. Cad99C contributes to eggshell formation… CONTINUE READING

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