A developmental biologist's "outside-the-cell" thinking.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A major gap in our understanding of cell biology is how cells generate and interact with their surrounding extracellular matrix. Studying this problem during development has been particularly fruitful. Recent work on the basement membrane in developmental systems is transforming our view of this matrix from one of a static support structure to that of a dynamic scaffold that is regularly remodeled to actively shape tissues and direct cell behaviors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sherwood, DR

Published Date

  • August 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 210 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 372

PubMed ID

  • 26240181

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4523616

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8140

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1083/jcb.201501083


  • eng