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Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Sep;9(9):1010-5.

Convergent extension and the hexahedral cell.

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Department of Craniofacial Development, King's College London, Guys Tower Floor 27, London SE1 9RT, UK. jeremy.green@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

During development, embryonic cells sculpt three-dimensional tissues. Although cell polarity is commonly analysed along one, and sometimes two, dimensions, this perspective illustrates how higher-order cell polarity regulates convergent extension - the coordinated cell rearrangement that produces solid tissue elongation.

PMID:
17762892
DOI:
10.1038/ncb438
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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