- ZO-1 interactions with F-actin and occludin direct epithelial polarization and single lumen specification in 3D culture
Summary: ZO-1–occludin interactions provide signals that are required for polarization and 3D morphogenesis; these results elucidate the contributions of tight junction structural proteins to 3D epithelial organization.
- Control of apico–basal epithelial polarity by the microtubule minus-end-binding protein CAMSAP3 and spectraplakin ACF7
- Localized translation regulates cell adhesion and transendothelial migration
Summary: Translation affects adhesion and invasion potential of spreading initiation centers (SICs) producing mesenchymal cells, but not epithelial cells, which are deprived of SICs
- A tetraspanin regulates septate junction formation in Drosophila midgut
Highlighted Article: A tetraspanin family protein, Tsp2A is an essential component of septate junctions in the Drosophila endodermal epithelia and is involved in intestinal barrier function.