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No strings attached: new insights into epithelial morphogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, December 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
No strings attached: new insights into epithelial morphogenesis
Published in
BMC Biology, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-105
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lance A Davidson

Abstract

The dramatic ingression of tissue sheets that accompanies many morphogenetic processes, most notably gastrulation, has been largely attributed to contractile circum-apical actomyosin 'purse-strings' in the infolding cells. Recent studies, however, including one in BMC Biology, expose mechanisms that rely less on actomyosin contractility of purse-string bundles and more on dynamics in the global cortical actomyosin network of the cells. These studies illustrate how punctuated actomyosin contractions and flow of these networks can remodel both epithelial and planarly organized mesenchymal sheets.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 49 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 25%
Researcher 13 25%
Other 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 27%
Engineering 4 8%
Neuroscience 3 6%
Physics and Astronomy 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 November 2013.
All research outputs
#1,275,729
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#440
of 1,120 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,770
of 261,658 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#38
of 72 outputs
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