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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Wnt/PCP controls spreading of Wnt/β-catenin signals by cytonemes in vertebrates

    Benjamin Mattes et al.
    Wnt signaling regulates its effective signaling range by controlling Wnt ligand transport on signaling filopodia within vertebrate tissues.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Cytoneme delivery of Sonic Hedgehog from ligand-producing cells requires Myosin 10 and a Dispatched-BOC/CDON co-receptor complex

    Eric T Hall et al.
    Sonic Hedgehog is transported inside cytonemes with co-receptors that promote contact-mediated signal delivery to initiate rapid, receptor-dependent responses in recipient cells.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Feedback regulation of cytoneme-mediated transport shapes a tissue-specific FGF morphogen gradient

    Lijuan Du et al.
    FGF morphogen gradient self-generates a recipient tissue-specific contour by feedback-regulating its cytoneme-mediated dispersion.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Cytoneme-mediated cell-cell contacts for Hedgehog reception

    Laura González-Méndez et al.
    Direct interaction between Hedgehog-sending and Hedgehog-receiving cytonemes is a fundamental mechanism for morphogen transfer and gradient establishment.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cells must express components of the planar cell polarity system and extracellular matrix to support cytonemes

    Hai Huang, Thomas B Kornberg
    Different cytoneme types require specific heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) that are stratified within the extracellular matrix in Drosophila.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Glypicans define unique roles for the Hedgehog co-receptors boi and ihog in cytoneme-mediated gradient formation

    Eléanor Simon et al.
    The glypicans Dally-like protein and Dally reveal functional non-redundancy of the Hedgehog co-receptors Boi and Ihog through independent interactions and specifically regulate cytoneme dynamics via the Ihog FNIII domain, thus setting long-range signaling.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Myoblast cytonemes mediate Wg signaling from the wing imaginal disc and Delta-Notch signaling to the air sac primordium

    Hai Huang, Thomas B Kornberg
    Cytonemes mediate, and are essential for, Wingless signaling from the Drosophila wing disc to disc-associated myoblasts and for Delta-Notch signaling from these myoblasts to the dorsal air sac primordium.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Competitive coordination of the dual roles of the Hedgehog co-receptor in homophilic adhesion and signal reception

    Shu Yang et al.
    The apparently incompatible functions of the Hedgehog co-receptor Ihog in homophilic adhesion and ligand binding cooperate in Hh transport and reception.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Wnt- and glutamate-receptors orchestrate stem cell dynamics and asymmetric cell division

    Sergi Junyent et al.
    Receptors for two distinct pathways are linked to choreograph the dynamic interaction of Wnt on the stem cell membrane, which leads to the control of asymmetric cell division.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Diffusion vs. direct transport in the precision of morphogen readout

    Sean Fancher, Andrew Mugler
    A theory predicts whether diffusion or direct transport establishes a more precise morphogen profile, and this prediction explains data from a wide variety of morphogens in two different organisms.

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