Reviews of Reproduction

Reviews of Reproduction (2000) 5 53-61
© 2000 Society for Reproduction and Fertility
DOI: 10.1530/ror.0.0050053
This Article
Right arrow Full Text (PDF)
Right arrow Alert me when this article is cited
Right arrow Alert me if a correction is posted
Right arrow Similar articles in this journal
Right arrow Similar articles in PubMed
Right arrow Alert me to new issues of the journal
Right arrow Download to citation manager
Right arrow Permissions information
Citing Articles
Right arrow Citing Articles via HighWire
Right arrow Citing Articles via Google Scholar
Google Scholar
Right arrow Articles by Rowlands, T.
Right arrow Articles by Blaschuk, O.
Right arrow Search for Related Content
Right arrow PubMed Citation
Right arrow Articles by Rowlands, T.
Right arrow Articles by Blaschuk, O.
Social Bookmarking
 Add to CiteULike   Add to Complore   Add to Connotea   Add to Delicious   Add to Digg   Add to Facebook   Add to LinkedIn   Add to Reddit   Add to Technorati   Add to Twitter  
What's this?


Cadherins: crucial regulators of structure and function in reproductive tissues

TM Rowlands, JM Symonds, R Farookhi, and OW Blaschuk

Cadherins are cell surface proteins that are directly involved in a wide variety of processes such as cell adhesion, cell sorting, cell survival, morphogenesis, formation of intercellular junctions, maintenance of tissue integrity and tumourigenesis. This review discusses the multiple functions of cadherins in reproductive tissues. Furthermore, the role of the intracellular signalling protein beta-catenin in regulating cadherin function is reviewed. Finally, the findings that cadherin concentrations in reproductive tissues are responsive to steroid hormones is discussed. The modulation of cadherin expression by hormones is in agreement with the hypothesis that these proteins are dynamically involved in the maintenance of structure and function in reproductive tissues.
Add to CiteULike CiteULike   Add to Complore Complore   Add to Connotea Connotea   Add to Delicious Delicious   Add to Digg Digg   Add to Facebook Facebook   Add to LinkedIn LinkedIn   Add to Reddit Reddit   Add to Technorati Technorati   Add to Twitter Twitter    What's this?

This article has been cited by other articles:

Home page
Toxicol SciHome page
L. Minutoli, A. Micali, A. Pisani, D. Puzzolo, A. Bitto, M. Rinaldi, G. Pizzino, N. Irrera, F. Galfo, S. Arena, et al.
Research Article Flavocoxid Protects Against Cadmium-Induced Disruption of the Blood-Testis Barrier and Improves Testicular Damage and Germ Cell Impairment in Mice
Toxicol. Sci., November 1, 2015; 148(1): 311 - 329.
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Home page
ReproductionHome page
J J Peluso
N-cadherin mediated cell contact inhibits germinal vesicle breakdown in mouse oocytes maintained in vitro.
Reproduction, March 1, 2006; 131(3): 429 - 437.
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Home page
J Biol ChemHome page
Y. L. Pon, N. Auersperg, and A. S. T. Wong
Gonadotropins Regulate N-cadherin-mediated Human Ovarian Surface Epithelial Cell Survival at Both Post-translational and Transcriptional Levels through a Cyclic AMP/Protein Kinase A Pathway
J. Biol. Chem., April 15, 2005; 280(15): 15438 - 15448.
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Home page
Biol. Reprod.Home page
N. P.Y. Lee, D. Mruk, W. M. Lee, and C. Y. Cheng
Is the Cadherin/Catenin Complex a Functional Unit of Cell-Cell Actin-Based Adherens Junctions in the Rat Testis?
Biol Reprod, February 1, 2003; 68(2): 489 - 508.
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Copyright © 2000 by the Society for Reproduction and Fertility.