Notch-Mediated Cell Adhesion
AbstractNotch family members are generally recognized as signaling molecules that control various cellular responses in metazoan organisms. Early fly studies and our mammalian studies demonstrated that Notch family members are also cell adhesion molecules; however, information on the physiological roles of this function and its origin is limited. In this review, we discuss the potential present and ancestral roles of Notch-mediated cell adhesion in order to explore its origin and the initial roles of Notch family members dating back to metazoan evolution. We hypothesize that Notch family members may have initially emerged as cell adhesion molecules in order to mediate multicellularity in the last common ancestor of metazoan organisms. View Full-Text
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Murata, A.; Hayashi, S.-I. Notch-Mediated Cell Adhesion. Biology 2016, 5, 5.
Murata A, Hayashi S-I. Notch-Mediated Cell Adhesion. Biology. 2016; 5(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Murata, Akihiko; Hayashi, Shin-Ichi. 2016. "Notch-Mediated Cell Adhesion." Biology 5, no. 1: 5.
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