Role of Scribble in migration

Grant number: 454693 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

The movement of epithelial cells within our body (the cells that form the thin protective layer on exposed bodily surfaces such as skin and the lining of internal cavities, ducts, and organs) is essential for our normal embryonic development as well as for healing of wounds following injury. Understanding how this movement is regulated is therefore a fundamental area of medical biology. Although much is known about the mechanics of how a cell moves, the signals used to coordinate this movement so as to ensure that each cell migrates to the right place during embryonic development or in response to a wound is not well understood. A number of lines of evidence suggest that proteins required fo..

View full description