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Xenopus Adam13 And Adam19 Are Important For Proper Convergence And Extension Of The Notochord, Russell David Neuner Feb 2011

Xenopus Adam13 And Adam19 Are Important For Proper Convergence And Extension Of The Notochord, Russell David Neuner

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Gastrulation is a fundamental process that reorganizes the primary germ layers to shape the internal and external features of an early embryo. Morphogenetic movements underlying this process can be classified into a variety of different types of cellular movements. I will focus on investigating in this thesis two types of cell movements in the dorsal mesoderm; mediolateral cell intercalation and convergence and extension. During gastrulation, mesoderm cells send protrusions to gain traction on neighboring cells and the surrounding extracellular matrix; a process called mediolateral cell intercalation. Mesoderm cells use this type of cell movement to converge and extend the dorsal ...