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Curr Biol. 2018 Oct 22;28(20):R1197-R1200. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.055.

Epithelial Packing: Even the Best of Friends Must Part.

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Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA; Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. Electronic address: celesten@princeton.edu.

Abstract

Textbooks commonly describe epithelia as tissues composed of regular arrays of prism-shaped cells. A recent study combining mathematical modeling with quantitative imaging has uncovered the scutoid, a new shape that is necessary for epithelial cells to pack into curved tissues.

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30352189
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.055

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