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Distinct roles of cadherin-6 and E-cadherin in tubulogenesis and lumen formation

By Liwei Jia, Fengming Liu, Steen H. Hansen, Martin B.A. ter Beest and Mirjam M.P. Zegers


Epithelial cadherins are shown to have distinct functions. Using a three-dimensional culture system of epithelial kidney cells, it is shown that cadherin-6 acts as an inhibitor of tubulogenesis, whereas E-cadherin controls lumen formation

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