Advances in Developmental Biology

Planar Cell Polarization during Development

Edited by

  • Marek Mlodzik

Series Editor:

  • Paul Wassarman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, Tel: +1 212 241 8616, Fax: +1 212 427 7532, Email:

Cellular polarization is key to all cellular functions. Our perceptions, which are derived from our senses, depend on the proper cellular polarization of our sense organs, such as the eyes or ears. Much of this book examines the different aspects in cellular polarization and its researched role in the Drosophila, where the first planar cellular polarity (PCP) gene was discovered over 20 years ago. Topics also include: From flies to man: how we are polarized, Marking an embryo work, Cellular polarization at its functional best, Hearing and seeing your environment, and From a cell to an organ.This series represents timely issues in developmental biology. It provides annual reviews of selected topics, written from the perspectives of leading investigators in the field of development.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51845-3

Table of Contents

Planar Polarity in the Drosophila WingPlanar Cell Polarity in the Drosophila Eye: Cell Fate and OrganizationLong-range Coordination of planar polarity patterning in DrosophilaDorsoventral boundary for organizing growth and planar polarity in the Drosophila eyeRecent discoveries in vertebrate non-canonical Wnt signaling: Toward a Wnt signaling networkPlanar cell polarity in the vertebrate inner earMorphogenetic cell movements shaping the zebrafish gastrula