Gastrulation: PARtaking of the bottle.

TitleGastrulation: PARtaking of the bottle.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsPutzke AP, Rothman JH
JournalCurr Biol
Date Published2003 Mar 18
KeywordsActin Cytoskeleton, Animals, Caenorhabditis elegans, Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins, Cell Polarity, Gastrula, Microtubules, Models, Biological, Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases

Gastrulation in C. elegans embryos involves ingression of individual cells, but is driven by apical constriction of the kind that promotes migration of epithelial cell sheets. Recent work shows that PAR proteins, known for their role in polarization and unequal cell division, are also associated with the polarization that establishes this apical constriction.

Alternate JournalCurr. Biol.
PubMed ID12646146