Cell Mechanics and Feedback Regulation of Actomyosin Networks

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Sci. Signal.  15 Dec 2009:
Vol. 2, Issue 101, pp. pe78
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2101pe78

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Actomyosin contractility is the major force-generating machinery that shapes cells and tissues during morphogenesis. New evidence from Drosophila demonstrates that these forces are spatially organized by a combination of biochemical and mechanical signals that provide dynamic feedback in a complex cellular environment.

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