Visualizing and analyzing shape changes at various scales, ranging from single molecules to whole organisms, are essential for understanding complex morphogenetic processes, such as early embryonic development. Embryo morphogenesis relies on the interplay between different tissues, the properties of which are again determined by the interaction between their constituent cells. Cell interactions, on the other hand, are controlled by various molecules, such as signaling and adhesion molecules, which in order to exert their functions need to be spatiotemporally organized within and between the interacting cells. In this review, we will focus on the role of cell adhesion functioning at different scales to organize cell, tissue and embryo morphogenesis. We will specifically ask how the subcellular distribution of adhesion molecules controls the formation of cell-cell contacts, how cell-cell contacts determine tissue shape, and how tissue interactions regulate embryo morphogenesis.
Current Opinion in Cell Biology
This review comes from a themed issue on Cell structure and dynamics Edited by Jason Swedlow and Gaudenz Danuser
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Barone V, Heisenberg C-PJ. Cell adhesion in embryo morphogenesis. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2012;24(1):148-153. doi:10.1016/j.ceb.2011.11.006
Barone, V., & Heisenberg, C.-P. J. (2012). Cell adhesion in embryo morphogenesis. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 24(1), 148–153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2011.11.006
Barone, Vanessa, and Carl-Philipp J Heisenberg. “Cell Adhesion in Embryo Morphogenesis.” Current Opinion in Cell Biology 24, no. 1 (2012): 148–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2011.11.006.
V. Barone and C.-P. J. Heisenberg, “Cell adhesion in embryo morphogenesis,” Current Opinion in Cell Biology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 148–153, 2012.
Barone V, Heisenberg C-PJ. 2012. Cell adhesion in embryo morphogenesis. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 24(1), 148–153.
Barone, Vanessa, and Carl-Philipp J. Heisenberg. “Cell Adhesion in Embryo Morphogenesis.” Current Opinion in Cell Biology, vol. 24, no. 1, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 148–53, doi:10.1016/j.ceb.2011.11.006.
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