Use of photoactivation and photobleaching to monitor the dynamic regulation of E-cadherin at the plasma membrane.

Abstract

The dynamic control of E-cadherin is critical for establishing and maintaining cell-cell junctions in epithelial cells. The concentration of E-cadherin molecules at adherens junctions (AJs) is regulated by lateral movement of E-cadherin within the plasma membrane and endocytosis. Here we set out to study the interplay between these processes and their… (More)

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