RRC ID 53903
Author Ikawa K, Sugimura K.
Title AIP1 and cofilin ensure a resistance to tissue tension and promote directional cell rearrangement.
Journal Nat Commun
Abstract In order to understand how tissue mechanics shapes animal body, it is critical to clarify how cells respond to and resist tissue stress when undergoing morphogenetic processes, such as cell rearrangement. Here, we address the question in the Drosophila wing epithelium, where anisotropic tissue tension orients cell rearrangements. We found that anisotropic tissue tension localizes actin interacting protein 1 (AIP1), a cofactor of cofilin, on the remodeling junction via cooperative binding of cofilin to F-actin. AIP1 and cofilin promote actin turnover and locally regulate the Canoe-mediated linkage between actomyosin and the junction. This mechanism is essential for cells to resist the mechanical load imposed on the remodeling junction perpendicular to the direction of tissue stretching. Thus, the present study delineates how AIP1 and cofilin achieve an optimal balance between resistance to tissue tension and morphogenesis.
Volume 9(1)
Pages 3295
Published 2018-9-10
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-05605-7
PII 10.1038/s41467-018-05605-7
PMID 30202062
PMC PMC6131156
MeSH Actin Cytoskeleton / metabolism Actins / metabolism Animals Animals, Genetically Modified Cell Movement / genetics Drosophila Proteins / genetics Drosophila Proteins / metabolism* Drosophila melanogaster / cytology Drosophila melanogaster / genetics Drosophila melanogaster / metabolism Epithelial Cells / cytology Epithelial Cells / metabolism* Epithelium / growth & development Epithelium / metabolism Intercellular Junctions / metabolism Mechanical Phenomena Microfilament Proteins / genetics Microfilament Proteins / metabolism* Microscopy, Confocal Protein Binding Time-Lapse Imaging Wings, Animal / cytology Wings, Animal / growth & development Wings, Animal / metabolism
IF 12.121
Times Cited 3
Drosophila 2534R-2