Epithelial rotation promotes the global alignment of contractile actin bundles during Drosophila egg chamber elongation

@inproceedings{Cetera2014EpithelialRP,
  title={Epithelial rotation promotes the global alignment of contractile actin bundles during Drosophila egg chamber elongation},
  author={Maureen Cetera and Guillermina R. Ramirez-San Juan and Patrick W. Oakes and Lindsay Lewellyn and Michael J. Fairchild and Guy Tanentzapf and Margaret L. Gardel and Sally Horne-Badovinac},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2014}
}
Tissues use numerous mechanisms to change shape during development. The Drosophila egg chamber is an organ-like structure that elongates to form an elliptical egg. During elongation the follicular epithelial cells undergo a collective migration that causes the egg chamber to rotate within its surrounding basement membrane. Rotation coincides with the formation of a 'molecular corset', in which actin bundles in the epithelium and fibrils in the basement membrane are all aligned perpendicular to… CONTINUE READING
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