Cadherins and Catenins in Development

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1996 Oct;8(5):685-91. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(96)80110-4.


Cadherins and catenins represent key molecules during development. Recent findings demonstrate the involvement of cadherins and catenins in signaling pathways. In a working hypothesis, signaling via beta-catenin regulates the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in vertebrate development.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*
  • Trans-Activators*
  • Vertebrates / growth & development
  • beta Catenin


  • CTNNB1 protein, human
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Trans-Activators
  • beta Catenin