- Distinct and redundant functions of Esama and VE-cadherin during vascular morphogenesis
Summary: Genetic analyses of Esama function in mutant zebrafish embryos reveal specific and redundant functions of Esama and VE-cadherin proteins in endothelial cell recognition and blood vessel morphogenesis.
- Self-organisation after embryonic kidney dissociation is driven via selective adhesion of ureteric epithelial cells
Summary: Time-lapse imaging, high-resolution confocal analyses and mathematical modelling demonstrate how component cells of a developing tissue can reform complex multicellular structures, even after dissociation.
- The assembly of developing motor neurons depends on an interplay between spontaneous activity, type II cadherins and gap junctions
- PAPC couples the segmentation clock to somite morphogenesis by regulating N-cadherin-dependent adhesion
- Remodeling of adhesion and modulation of mechanical tensile forces during apoptosis in Drosophila epithelium
Summary: The transient release of tension upon a reduction in the levels of adherens junctions components contributes to apoptotic cell extrusion in Drosophila epithelium.
- Cell adhesion in plants is under the control of putative O-fucosyltransferases
Highlighted article: Pectin-related signaling, rather than absolute pectin levels, are proposed to contribute to cell adhesion during growth and development in Arabidopsis thaliana.
- Crim1 regulates integrin signaling in murine lens development
Summary: Crim1, a type I transmembrane protein, acts in lens epithelial cells where it colocalizes with and regulates the levels of active β1 integrin to control cell adhesion during mouse lens morphogenesis.