TitleTensions divide.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMartin, AC, Wieschaus, EF
JournalNat Cell Biol
Date Published2010 Jan
KeywordsActomyosin, Animals, Cell Adhesion, Cell Aggregation, Cell Compartmentation, Humans

During development, proliferating cells are organized into compartments with boundaries across which cells fail to intermix. Compartment boundaries are often attributed to differential cell-cell adhesion between separate compartments. However, tension generated by actomyosin cables at boundaries can also function as a barrier that prevents cell mixing.

Alternate JournalNat. Cell Biol.