Actin-dependent cytoplasmic streaming in C. elegans oogenesis.

  title={Actin-dependent cytoplasmic streaming in C. elegans oogenesis.},
  author={Uta Wolke and Erin A Jezuit and James R Priess},
  volume={134 12},
Oocytes in the C. elegans gonad enlarge rapidly. During the stage of enlargement, they are transcriptionally quiescent, and it is not understood how they acquire large quantities of materials such as mRNA and protein. Enlarging oocytes are connected via cytoplasmic bridges to a large, younger population of transcriptionally active germ cells at various stages of mitosis and meiosis. We show here that there is a general streaming of gonad cytoplasm towards and into the enlarging oocytes… CONTINUE READING
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