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Top 7 in developmental biology

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology, from Faculty of 1000

Megan Scudellari
linkurl:1. Group invasion;http://f1000.com/7857958?key=413ncdvw3klczry Cancer cells invade en mass when actomyosin is downregulated at cell-cell contacts. Blocking that downregulation by depleting a cell matrix adhesion protein called DDR1 leads to increased actomyosin activity and poor cancer cell migration.C. Hidalgo-Carcedo, et al., "Collective cell migration requires suppression of actomyosin at cell-cell contacts mediated by DDR1 and the cell polarity regulators Par3 and Par6," linkurl:Nat Cell Bio,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21170030?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 13:49-58, 2011. Evaluations by Adi Dubash and Kathleen J Green, Northwestern Univ Med School; Roberto Mayor, Univ College London; Martin A Schwartz, Univ of Virginia; Michael Dohn and Albert Reynolds, Vanderbilt University; Richard Klemke, Univ of California, San Diego. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/7857958?key=413ncdvw3klczry
Slime mold fruiting body.
Image: Daniel J. Dickinson, Program in Cancer Biology, Stanford University
linkurl:2. Slime mold complexity;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/58047/A simple slime mold may not be as dissimilar from complex multicellular creatures as previously assumed. When the single-celled organisms...
D.J. Dickinson, et al., "A polarized epithelium organized by beta- and alpha-catenin predates cadherin and metazoan origins," linkurl:Science,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21393547?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 331:1336-9, 2011. Evaluations by Mirna Perez-Moreno, Centro National de Investigaciones Oncologicas; Thomas Egelhoff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Barry Denholm, Susan Wan and Helen Skaer, Univ of Cambridge; Jeffrey Williams, Univ of Dundee; Cara Gottardi, Northwestern Univ. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9117957?key=2x33ms84v6lvh9c 3. Neuron migrationE. Pacary, et al., "Proneural transcription factors regulate different steps of cortical neuron migration through Rnd-mediated inhibition of RhoA signaling," linkurl:Neuron,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21435554?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 69:1069-84, 2011. Evaluations by Isabel Martinez-Garay and Ulrich Mueller, The Scripps Research Institute; Ryann Fame and Jeffrey Macklis, Massachusetts General Hospital. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9818956?key=7ccg5931smyjtmf 4. Sick scienceP. Lawrence and J. Garwood. "The heart of research is sick," Lab Times, 2:24-31, 2011. Evaluations by Ferdinando Boero, Universita' del Salento; Helen Skaer, Univ of Cambridge. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9738956?key=jvn1ywrcdsbv51q 5. Patterning contradiction resolvedCaenorhabditisE. Hoyos, et al., "Quantitative variation in autocrine signaling and pathway crosstalk in the caenorhabditis vulval network," linkurl:Curr Biol,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21458263?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 12:527-38, 2011. Evaluations by David Fitch, New York Univ; Benjamin Podbilewicz, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9715960?key=hcnjx8p45q72p3v 6. Neural switchH. Li, et al., "Phosphorylation regulates OLIG2 cofactor choice and the motor neuron-oligodendrocyte fate switch," linkurl:Neuron,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21382552?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 69:918-29, 2011. Evaluations by Danielle Harlow and Wendy Macklin, Lerner Research Institute; Jean-Francois Brunet, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole normale superieure. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9443956?key=2s3gf0vxvpvxlw0 7. Maintaining tensionV. Maruthamuthu, et al., "Cell-ECM traction force modulates endogenous tension at cell-cell contacts," linkurl:PNAS,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/21383129?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000%2Cf1000m 108:4708-13, 2011. Evaluations by Ana Tadeu and Valerie Horsley, Yale Univ; Deborah Leckband, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;http://f1000.com/9041956?key=wnf451hnx0lkfvk



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