Apical Constriction

The actin-mediated process that results in the contraction of the apical end of a polarized columnar epithelial cell.
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Apical constriction is the process in which contraction of the apical side of a cell causes the cell to take on a wedged shape. Generally, this shape change is coordinated across many cells of an epithelial layer, generating forces that can bend or fold the cell sheet.
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