How does cell geometry induce TNFα-induced genome response?

2018-03-23T17:51:41+00:00

How does cell geometry influence TNFα-induced genome response?

NIH3T3 fibroblasts respond to TNFα-mediated signaling in a geometry-dependent manner, which is essential for maintaining their cellular homeostasis. In cells of different geometries (circular vs rectangular), TNFα induces differential translocation of transcription factors and the expression of different set of target genes.

This study was published in […]

What role do formins play in epithelial junctional stability?

2018-02-05T14:55:24+00:00

What role do formins play in epithelial junctional stability?

This study addresses the role of formins at epithelial junctions. A major formin, mDia1, is shown to be recruited to Adherens Junctions (AJs) by E-Cadherin and RhoA.  This leads to the organization of actomyosin filaments around the AJs which causes an increase in junctional contractility. […]