From cells to organs: building polarized tissue

Bryant, D. M. and Mostov, K. E. (2008) From cells to organs: building polarized tissue. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, 9(11), pp. 887-901. (doi: 10.1038/nrm2523)

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How do animal cells assemble into tissues and organs? A diverse array of tissue structures and shapes can be formed by organizing groups of cells into different polarized arrangements and by coordinating their polarity in space and time. Conserved design principles underlying this diversity are emerging from studies of model organisms and tissues. We discuss how conserved polarity complexes, signalling networks, transcription factors, membrane-trafficking pathways, mechanisms for forming lumens in tubes and other hollow structures, and transitions between different types of polarity, such as between epithelial and mesenchymal cells, are used in similar and iterative manners to build all tissues.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bryant, Dr David
Authors: Bryant, D. M., and Mostov, K. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1471-0080

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