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Roles of Actin in the Morphogenesis of the Early Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo

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Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS, 75005 Paris, France
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Sorbonne Université, 75005 Paris, France
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(10), 3652; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21103652
Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 19 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in the Actin Cytoskeleton)
The cell shape changes that ensure asymmetric cell divisions are crucial for correct development, as asymmetric divisions allow for the formation of different cell types and therefore different tissues. The first division of the Caenorhabditis elegans embryo has emerged as a powerful model for understanding asymmetric cell division. The dynamics of microtubules, polarity proteins, and the actin cytoskeleton are all key for this process. In this review, we highlight studies from the last five years revealing new insights about the role of actin dynamics in the first asymmetric cell division of the early C. elegans embryo. Recent results concerning the roles of actin and actin binding proteins in symmetry breaking, cortical flows, cortical integrity, and cleavage furrow formation are described. View Full-Text
Keywords: actin cytoskeleton; myosin; C. elegans embryo; asymmetric cell division actin cytoskeleton; myosin; C. elegans embryo; asymmetric cell division
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Samandar Eweis, D.; Plastino, J. Roles of Actin in the Morphogenesis of the Early Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 3652.

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