Tubulogenesis

M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Greg J. Beitel

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Abstract

Metazoans require epithelial and endothelial tubes to transport liquids and gasses throughout their bodies. Although biological tubes may look relatively similar at first glance, there are multiple and distinct mechanisms by which tubes form and even more regulatory events driving the cell shape changes that produce tubes of specific dimensions. An overview of the current understanding of the molecular processes and physical forces involved in tubulogenesis is presented in this review and the accompanying poster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2851-2855
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopment (Cambridge)
Volume140
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2013

Keywords

  • Endothelia
  • Epithelia
  • Lumen
  • Morphogenesis
  • Tubulogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology

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