Although classical genetic and biochemical approaches have identified hundreds of unique proteins that function in the dynamic remodeling of cell shape in response to upstream signals, there is currently little systems-level understanding of the organization and composition of signaling networks that regulate cell morphology. We have developed quantitative morphological profiling methods to systematically query the role of individual genes in the regulation of cell morphology in a fast, robust, and cost-efficient manner. Here we analyze a compendium of quantitative morphological signatures (QMSes), and describe the existence of local signaling networks that act to regulate cell protrusion, adhesion, and tension.
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