Cells in tight spaces: the role of cell shape in cell function

J Cell Biol. 2010 Oct 18;191(2):233-6. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201009048.


In this issue, Pitaval et al. (2010. J. Cell Biol. doi:10.1083/jcb.201004003) demonstrate that cell geometry can regulate the elaboration of a primary cilium. Their findings and approaches are part of a historical line of inquiry investigating the role of cell shape in intracellular organization and cellular function.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cell Division / physiology
  • Cell Polarity
  • Cell Shape*
  • Cilia / physiology
  • Cilia / ultrastructure*
  • Cytoplasm / physiology
  • Cytoplasm / ultrastructure
  • Spindle Apparatus / physiology
  • Spindle Apparatus / ultrastructure