Journal article

Regulation of cell adhesion and collective cell migration by hindsight and its human homolog RREB1

Mariana Melani, Kaylene J Simpson, Joan S Brugge, Denise Montell

CURRENT BIOLOGY | CELL PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Cell movements represent a major driving force in embryonic development, tissue repair, and tumor metastasis [1]. The migration of single cells has been well studied, predominantly in cell culture [2, 3]; however, in vivo, a greater variety of modes of cell movement occur, including the movements of cells in clusters, strands, sheets, and tubes, also known as collective cell migrations [4, 5]. In spite of the relevance of these types of movements in both normal and pathological conditions, the molecular mechanisms that control them remain predominantly unknown. Epithelial follicle cells of the Drosophila ovary undergo several dynamic morphological changes, providing a genetically tractable m..

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