RRC ID 74756
Author Galenza A, Moreno-Roman P, Su YH, Acosta-Alvarez L, Debec A, Guichet A, Knapp JM, Kizilyaprak C, Humbel BM, Kolotuev I, O'Brien LE.
Title Basal stem cell progeny establish their apical surface in a junctional niche during turnover of an adult barrier epithelium.
Journal Nat Cell Biol
Abstract Barrier epithelial organs face the constant challenge of sealing the interior body from the external environment while simultaneously replacing the cells that contact this environment. New replacement cells-the progeny of basal stem cells-are born without barrier-forming structures such as a specialized apical membrane and occluding junctions. Here, we investigate how new progeny acquire barrier structures as they integrate into the intestinal epithelium of adult Drosophila. We find they gestate their future apical membrane in a sublumenal niche created by a transitional occluding junction that envelops the differentiating cell and enables it to form a deep, microvilli-lined apical pit. The transitional junction seals the pit from the intestinal lumen until differentiation-driven, basal-to-apical remodelling of the niche opens the pit and integrates the now-mature cell into the barrier. By coordinating junctional remodelling with terminal differentiation, stem cell progeny integrate into a functional, adult epithelium without jeopardizing barrier integrity.
Published 2023-3-30
DOI 10.1038/s41556-023-01116-w
PII 10.1038/s41556-023-01116-w
PMID 36997641
IF 20.042
Drosophila DGRC#112304