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Title: α-parvin is required for epidermal morphogenesis, hair follicle development and basal keratinocyte polarity
Author: Altstätter, Johannes
Hess, Michael W.
Costell, Mercedes
Montañez, Eloi
Keywords: Epidermis
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2020
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: Epidermal morphogenesis and hair follicle (HF) development depend on the ability of keratinocytes to adhere to the basement membrane (BM) and migrate along the extracellular matrix. Integrins are cell-matrix receptors that control keratinocyte adhesion and migration, and are recognized as major regulators of epidermal homeostasis. How integrins regulate the behavior of keratinocytes during epidermal morphogenesis remains insufficiently understood. Here, we show that α-parvin (α-pv), a focal adhesion protein that couples integrins to actin cytoskeleton, is indispensable for epidermal morphogenesis and HF development. Inactivation of the murine α-pv gene in basal keratinocytes results in keratinocyte-BM detachment, epidermal thickening, ectopic keratinocyte proliferation and altered actin cytoskeleton polarization. In vitro, α-pv-null keratinocytes display reduced adhesion to BM matrix components, aberrant spreading and stress fibers formation, and impaired directed migration. Together, our data demonstrate that α-pv controls epidermal homeostasis by facilitating integrin-mediated adhesion and actin cytoskeleton organization in keratinocytes.
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It is part of: PLoS One, 2020, vol. 15, num. 3, p. e0230380
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ISSN: 1932-6203
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