Morphogenetic roles of classic cadherins

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1995 Oct;7(5):619-27. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(95)80102-2.


Classic cadherins, which are known to be crucial for homotypic cell-cell adhesion, have been found to be present not only in vertebrate but also in invertebrate species. Their three-dimensional structures, novel functions, and novel expression patterns were reported recently. These have been important steps towards a deeper understanding of the morphogenetic roles of this family of molecules.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cadherins / chemistry
  • Cadherins / physiology*
  • Cell Adhesion / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Structure
  • Morphogenesis / physiology


  • Cadherins