Cell biology: Death drags down the neighbourhood
Author(s)Vasquez, Claudia G; Martin, Adam C
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An analysis of dying cells reveals that they play an active part in modifying tissue shape by pulling on neighbouring cells. This induces neighbouring cells to contract at their apices, which results in tissue folding. See Letter p.245.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biology
Vasquez, Claudia G., and Adam C. Martin. "Cell biology: Death drags down the neighbourhood." Nature 518 (12 February 2015), pp.171-173.