Periderm cells covering palatal shelves have tight junctions and their desquamation reduces the polarity of palatal shelf epithelial cells in palatogenesis.

@article{Yoshida2012PeridermCC,
  title={Periderm cells covering palatal shelves have tight junctions and their desquamation reduces the polarity of palatal shelf epithelial cells in palatogenesis.},
  author={Midori Yoshida and Yohei Shimono and Hideru Togashi and Kiyomi Matsuzaki and Jun Miyoshi and Akira Mizoguchi and Takahide Komori and Yoshimi Takai},
  journal={Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={455-72}
}
In palatogenesis, bilateral palatal shelves grow and fuse with each other to establish mesenchyme continuity across the horizontal palate. The palatal shelves are covered with the medial edge epithelium (MEE) in which most apical cells are periderm cells. We investigated localization and roles of tight junction (TJ) and adherens junction (AJ) components and… CONTINUE READING