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Rear actomyosin contractility-driven directional cell migration in three-dimensional matrices: a mechano-chemical coupling mechanism.

Chi Q, Yin T, Gregersen H, Deng X, Fan Y, Zhao J, Liao D, Wang G.

J R Soc Interface. 2014 Mar 19;11(95):20131072. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.1072. Print 2014 Jun 6. Review.


Smart mechanosensing machineries enable migration of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis-relevant 3D matrices.

Chi Q, Shan J, Ding X, Yin T, Wang Y, Jia D, Wang G.

Cell Biol Int. 2017 Jun;41(6):586-598. doi: 10.1002/cbin.10764. Epub 2017 Apr 11. Review.


Rear-polarized Wnt5a-receptor-actin-myosin-polarity (WRAMP) structures promote the speed and persistence of directional cell migration.

Connacher MK, Tay JW, Ahn NG.

Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jul 7;28(14):1924-1936. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E16-12-0875. Epub 2017 Jun 7.


Myosin IIA/IIB restrict adhesive and protrusive signaling to generate front-back polarity in migrating cells.

Vicente-Manzanares M, Newell-Litwa K, Bachir AI, Whitmore LA, Horwitz AR.

J Cell Biol. 2011 Apr 18;193(2):381-96. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201012159. Epub 2011 Apr 11.


Segregation and activation of myosin IIB creates a rear in migrating cells.

Vicente-Manzanares M, Koach MA, Whitmore L, Lamers ML, Horwitz AF.

J Cell Biol. 2008 Nov 3;183(3):543-54. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200806030. Epub 2008 Oct 27.


Par-1 controls myosin-II activity through myosin phosphatase to regulate border cell migration.

Majumder P, Aranjuez G, Amick J, McDonald JA.

Curr Biol. 2012 Mar 6;22(5):363-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.037. Epub 2012 Feb 9.


Myosin IIA regulates cell motility and actomyosin-microtubule crosstalk.

Even-Ram S, Doyle AD, Conti MA, Matsumoto K, Adelstein RS, Yamada KM.

Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Mar;9(3):299-309. Epub 2007 Feb 18. Erratum in: Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Apr;9(4):480.


ZIPK is critical for the motility and contractility of VSMCs through the regulation of nonmuscle myosin II isoforms.

Komatsu S, Ikebe M.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 May;306(9):H1275-86. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00289.2013. Epub 2014 Mar 14.


Myosin IIA dependent retrograde flow drives 3D cell migration.

Shih W, Yamada S.

Biophys J. 2010 Apr 21;98(8):L29-31. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.02.028.


Contractility of the cell rear drives invasion of breast tumor cells in 3D Matrigel.

Poincloux R, Collin O, Lizárraga F, Romao M, Debray M, Piel M, Chavrier P.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 1;108(5):1943-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010396108. Epub 2011 Jan 18.


Competition for actin between two distinct F-actin networks defines a bistable switch for cell polarization.

Lomakin AJ, Lee KC, Han SJ, Bui DA, Davidson M, Mogilner A, Danuser G.

Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Nov;17(11):1435-45. doi: 10.1038/ncb3246. Epub 2015 Sep 28.


Actomyosin bundles serve as a tension sensor and a platform for ERK activation.

Hirata H, Gupta M, Vedula SR, Lim CT, Ladoux B, Sokabe M.

EMBO Rep. 2015 Feb;16(2):250-7. doi: 10.15252/embr.201439140. Epub 2014 Dec 30.


Graded actin filament polarity is the organization of oriented actomyosin II filament bundles required for fibroblast polarization.

Mseka T, Coughlin M, Cramer LP.

Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2009 Sep;66(9):743-53. doi: 10.1002/cm.20403.


Distinct roles for non-muscle myosin II isoforms in mouse hepatic stellate cells.

Liu Z, Van Rossen E, Timmermans JP, Geerts A, van Grunsven LA, Reynaert H.

J Hepatol. 2011 Jan;54(1):132-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2010.06.020. Epub 2010 Aug 26.


Traction force microscopy in rapidly moving cells reveals separate roles for ROCK and MLCK in the mechanics of retraction.

Morin TR Jr, Ghassem-Zadeh SA, Lee J.

Exp Cell Res. 2014 Aug 15;326(2):280-94. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Apr 29.


How actin/myosin crosstalks guide the adhesion, locomotion and polarization of cells.

Sackmann E.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Nov;1853(11 Pt B):3132-42. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2015.06.012. Epub 2015 Jun 26. Review.


Regulation of protrusion, adhesion dynamics, and polarity by myosins IIA and IIB in migrating cells.

Vicente-Manzanares M, Zareno J, Whitmore L, Choi CK, Horwitz AF.

J Cell Biol. 2007 Feb 26;176(5):573-80. Epub 2007 Feb 20. Erratum in: J Cell Biol. 2007 Mar 26;176(7):1073.


Non-muscle myosin IIB helps mediate TNF cell death signaling independent of actomyosin contractility (AMC).

Flynn PG, Helfman DM.

J Cell Biochem. 2010 Aug 15;110(6):1365-75. doi: 10.1002/jcb.22653.


Forming the cell rear first: breaking cell symmetry to trigger directed cell migration.

Cramer LP.

Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jul;12(7):628-32. doi: 10.1038/ncb0710-628.


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