Chapter 6. Aspects of the Origin and Function of Cell Mediolateral Intercalation Behavior (MIB) During Convergent Extension

  1. Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich
  1. Ray R. Keller

Published Online: 9 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604669.ch6

Cell Migration in Development and Disease

Cell Migration in Development and Disease

How to Cite

Keller, R. R. (2004) Aspects of the Origin and Function of Cell Mediolateral Intercalation Behavior (MIB) During Convergent Extension, in Cell Migration in Development and Disease (ed D. Wedlich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604669.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Zoology II, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Virginia, Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305872

Online ISBN: 9783527604661

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Keywords:

  • cell migration;
  • cell mediolateral intercalation behavior (MIB);
  • convergent extension;
  • progressive expression of MIB;
  • cell polarity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin of Mediolateral Intercalation Behavior (MIB)

  • Is the Elongation of the Cells due to External Traction or Polarized Cell Adhesion, or to Internal Cytoskeletal Events?

  • Possible Mechanisms of Secondary Alignment and Orientation

  • Global Patterning: the Progressive Expression of MIB

  • Local Contact-mediated Processes of Polarization

  • Bipolarity Versus Monopolarity: The Importance of Being Decisive

  • Specialization of Cell Polarity and Intercalation Behavior

  • Traction is the Key, But it Has Not been Measured

  • References