Watching a deep dive: Live imaging provides lessons about tooth invagination

J Cell Biol. 2016 Sep 12;214(6):645-7. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201608088.


Invagination of epithelium into the surrounding mesenchyme is a critical step that marks the developmental onset of many ectodermal organs. In this issue, Ahtiainen et al. (2016. J. Cell. Biol. use the mouse incisor as a model to advance our understanding of the cellular mechanisms underlying ectodermal organ morphogenesis.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Epithelium*
  • Mesoderm*
  • Mice
  • Organogenesis