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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    AMP-activated protein kinase fortifies epithelial tight junctions during energetic stress via its effector GIV/Girdin

    Nicolas Aznar et al.
    An effector of AMPK is essential for the kinase and its pharmacological activators, including Metformin, to strengthen cell-cell junctions and preserve epithelial cell polarity and barrier functions in the face of energetic stress, as well as to suppress oncogenesis.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Cytoplasmic NOTCH and membrane-derived β-catenin link cell fate choice to epithelial-mesenchymal transition during myogenesis

    Daniel Sieiro et al.
    In chick skeletal muscle, an incoming signal leads to two interdependent outcomes: a cell fate change and an epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Shear-induced damped oscillations in an epithelium depend on actomyosin contraction and E-cadherin cell adhesion

    Ehsan Sadeghipour et al.
    Cell movement toward and away from the midline of an epithelium over tens of hours are caused by spontaneous or externally-applied shear forces to eliminate force imbalances within the tissue.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The beetle amnion and serosa functionally interact as apposed epithelia

    Maarten Hilbrant et al.
    Late morphogenesis of the insect extraembryonic epithelia involves transient formation of a basal-basal bilayer to coordinate the functional contributions of two discrete tissues.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The ‘de novo’ DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3b compensates the Dnmt1-deficient intestinal epithelium

    Ellen N Elliott et al.
    The maintenance methyltransferase Dnmt1 and the de novo methyltransferase Dnmt3b cooperate to maintain DNA methylation and genomic stability in the adult intestinal epithelium.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The splicing regulators Esrp1 and Esrp2 direct an epithelial splicing program essential for mammalian development

    Thomas W Bebee et al.
    Large-scale developmental defects in mice occur with the ablation of the epithelial-specific splicing factors Esrp1 and Esrp2.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Cellular aspect ratio and cell division mechanics underlie the patterning of cell progeny in diverse mammalian epithelia

    Kara L McKinley et al.
    The process of cytokinesis can allow cell lineages to intermix in mammalian epithelia, and cellular aspect ratio is a critical modulator of this behavior.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Bacterial colonization stimulates a complex physiological response in the immature human intestinal epithelium

    David R Hill et al.
    Contact with bacteria and subsequent hypoxia promotes functional maturation of the immature gastrointestinal tract.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Apical targeting of the formin Diaphanous in Drosophila tubular epithelia

    Tal Rousso et al.
    Synergistic interactions with PI(4,5)P2 and activated Rho1, which are enriched at the apical membrane of tubular organs, facilitate tight apical targeting of the formin Diaphanous.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Radially patterned cell behaviours during tube budding from an epithelium

    Yara E Sanchez-Corrales et al.
    Quantitative analysis in quasi-3D reveals apically driven cell behaviours that are closely coordinated across the tissue to allow ordered tube invagination through a focal point.