Epithelial Packing: Even the Best of Friends Must Part.

TitleEpithelial Packing: Even the Best of Friends Must Part.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNelson, CM
JournalCurr Biol
Volume28
Issue20
PaginationR1197-R1200
Date Published2018 Oct 22
ISSN1879-0445
Abstract

Textbooks commonly describe epithelia as tissues composed of regular arrays of prism-shaped cells. A recent study combining mathematical modeling with quantitative imaging has uncovered the scutoid, a new shape that is necessary for epithelial cells to pack into curved tissues.

DOI10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.055
Alternate JournalCurr. Biol.
PubMed ID30352189