XB-ART-7015Dev Cell June 1, 2002; 2 (6): 695-706.
Convergent extension: the molecular control of polarized cell movement during embryonic development.
During development, vertebrate embryos undergo dramatic changes in shape. The lengthening and narrowing of a field of cells, termed convergent extension, contributes to a variety of morphogenetic processes. Focusing on frogs and fish, we review the different cellular mechanisms and the well-conserved signaling pathways that underlie this process.
PubMed ID: 12062082
Article link: Dev Cell