Tensions divide

Adam C. Martin, Eric F. Wieschaus

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalNature cell biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology


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