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Mechanical Control of Morphogenesis by Fat/Dachsous/Four-Jointed Planar Cell Polarity Pathway.
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PMID:  22499807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
During animal development, several planar cell polarity (PCP) pathways control tissue shape by coordinating collective cell behavior. Here, we characterize epithelium morphogenesis in the Drosophila dorsal thorax by multiscale imaging and show how the Fat/Dachsous/Four-jointed PCP pathway controls morphogenesis. We find that the proto-cadherin Dachsous is polarized within a domain of its tissue-wide expression gradient. Furthermore, Dachsous polarizes the myosin Dachs, which in turn promotes anisotropy of junction tension. By combining physical modeling with quantitative image analyses, we determine that this tension anisotropy defines the pattern of local tissue contraction that contributes to shaping the epithelium mainly via oriented cell rearrangements. Our results establish how tissue planar polarization coordinates the local changes of cell mechanical properties to control tissue morphogenesis.
Floris Bosveld; Isabelle Bonnet; Boris Guirao; Sham Tlili; Zhimin Wang; Ambre Petitalot; Raphaël Marchand; Pierre-Luc Bardet; Philippe Marcq; François Graner; Yohanns Bellaïche
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Polarity, Division and Morphogenesis Team, Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 3215, INSERM U934, 26 rue d'Ulm, 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France.
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