Coordinated Control of Notch/Delta Signalling and Cell Cycle Progression Drives Lateral Inhibition-Mediated Tissue Patterning
Hunter, Ginger L.
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CitationHunter, Ginger L., Zena Hadjivasiliou, Hope Bonin, Li He, Norbert Perrimon, Guillaume Charras, Buzz Baum. "Coordinated Control of Notch/Delta Signalling and Cell Cycle Progression Drives Lateral Inhibition-Mediated Tissue Patterning." Development 143, no. 13 (2016): 2305-2310. DOI: 10.1242/dev.134213
AbstractCoordinating cell differentiation with cell growth and division is crucial for the successful development, homeostasis and regeneration of multicellular tissues. Here, we use bristle patterning in the fly notum as a model system to explore the regulatory and functional coupling of cell cycle progression and cell fate decision-making. The pattern of bristles and intervening epithelial cells (ECs) becomes established through Notch-mediated lateral inhibition during G2 phase of the cell cycle, as neighbouring cells physically interact with each other via lateral contacts and/or basal protrusions. Since Notch signalling controls cell division timing downstream of Cdc25, ECs in lateral contact with a Delta-expressing cell experience higher levels of Notch signalling and divide first, followed by more distant neighbours, and lastly Delta-expressing cells. Conversely, mitotic entry and cell division makes ECs refractory to lateral inhibition signalling, fixing their fate. Using a combination of experiments and computational modelling, we show that this reciprocal relationship between Notch signalling and cell cycle progression acts like a developmental clock, providing a delimited window of time during which cells decide their fate, ensuring efficient and orderly bristle patterning.
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