This new section considers all aspects of morphogenesis including genetic and molecular basis of morphogenesis, transition from pupae/tadpole to adult - the origin and development of morphological characteristics and structures, cell-cell adhesion, cell shape and size regulation. It also considers manuscripts in mechanobiology - an emerging field of science at the interface of biology and engineering that focuses on how physical forces and changes in the mechanical properties of cells and tissues contribute to development, cell differentiation, collective cell movement, physiology, and disease, both in animals and in plants.
Multiple functions of the scaffold protein Discs large 5 in the control of growth, cell polarity and cell adhesion in Drosophila melanogaster
Scaffold proteins support a variety of key processes during animal development. Mutant mouse for the MAGUK protein Discs large 5 (Dlg5) presents a general growth impairment and moderate morphogenetic defects.
Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2020 20:10