convergent extension

The morphogenetic process in which an epithelium narrows along one axis and lengthens in a perpendicular axis. [GOC:dgf, GOC:dph, PMID:12062082]
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
We discuss the physical aspects of the morphogenic process of convergence (narrowing) and extension (lengthening) of tissues by… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway is conserved throughout evolution, but it mediates distinct developmental processes. In… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Convergent extension movements occur ubiquitously in animal development. This special type of cell movement is controlled by the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Recent genetic studies in Drosophila identified a novel non-canonical Wnt pathway, the planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway, that… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
In Xenopus, Dishevelled (Xdsh) signaling is required for both neural tube closure and neural convergent extension, but the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
During amphibian development, non-canonical Wnt signals regulate the polarity of intercalating dorsal mesoderm cells during… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND During Xenopus gastrulation, cell intercalation drives convergent extension of dorsal tissues. This process requires… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Wnt signalling plays a crucial role in the control of morphogenetic movements. We describe the expression and functional analyses… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
The cells of many embryonic tissues actively narrow in one dimension (convergence) and lengthen in the perpendicular dimension… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Although cell movements are vital for establishing the normal architecture of embryos, it is unclear how these movements are… (More)
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