Apical surface formation in MDCK cells: Regulation by the serine/threonine kinase EMK1

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Abstract

It has recently become evident that basic mechanisms for the establishment of cell polarity are conserved between epithelial and nonepithelial systems. The vast catalogue of known gene products involved in various aspects of invertebrate and yeast cell polarity provides a repertoire of candidate proteins that can be tested for their roles in the organization of mammalian epithelia. Here, we describe cell biological approaches to study the development and maintenance of cell polarity in Mardin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells, an established mammalian model cell line for simple epithelia. The assays allowed us to characterize the Caenorhabditis elegans PAR-1 homologue EMK1 as a novel regulator of apical surface formation in epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalMethods
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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