Morphogenetic Cell Movements: Diversity from Modular Mechanical Properties

@article{Montell2008MorphogeneticCM,
  title={Morphogenetic Cell Movements: Diversity from Modular Mechanical Properties},
  author={Denise J. Montell},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={1502 - 1505}
}
Animal tissue and organ development requires the orchestration of cell movements, including those of interconnected cell groups, termed collective cell movements. Such movements are incredibly diverse. Recent work suggests that two core cellular properties, cell-cell adhesion and contractility, can largely determine geometry, packing, sorting, and rearrangement of epithelial cell layers. Two additional force-generating properties, the ability to generate cell protrusions and cell adhesion to… 

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