This review provides a background on the role of planar cell polarity (PCP), a topic well studied in Drosophila, in the mammalian kidney. The material reviewed is primarily relevant to kidney development but also has relevance to polycystic kidney disease, etc.
Carroll TJ, Yu J. The kidney and planar cell polarity. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2012;101:185-212. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394592-1.00011-9. PubMed PMID: 23140630.