Expression of 18-wheeler in the follicle cell epithelium affects cell migration and egg morphology in Drosophila.

@article{Kleve2006ExpressionO1,
  title={Expression of 18-wheeler in the follicle cell epithelium affects cell migration and egg morphology in Drosophila.},
  author={Cassandra D Kleve and Dominic A. Siler and Samreen K. Syed and Elizabeth D Eldon},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2006},
  volume={235 7},
  pages={1953-61}
}
The Drosophila ovary is a model system for examining the genetic control of epithelial morphogenesis. The somatic follicle cells form a polarized epithelium surrounding the 16-cell germ line cyst. The integrity of this epithelium is essential for the successful completion of oogenesis. Reciprocal signaling between germ line and somatic cells establishes embryonic and eggshell polarity. The follicle cells are responsible for shaping the egg and secreting the eggshell. Follicle cells at the… CONTINUE READING

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