Adaptation of core mechanisms to generate cell polarity

@article{Nelson2003AdaptationOC,
  title={Adaptation of core mechanisms to generate cell polarity},
  author={William James Nelson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={422},
  pages={766-774}
}
Cell polarity is defined as asymmetry in cell shape, protein distributions and cell functions. It is characteristic of single-cell organisms, including yeast and bacteria, and cells in tissues of multi-cell organisms such as epithelia in worms, flies and mammals. This diversity raises several questions: do different cell types use different mechanisms to generate polarity, how is polarity signalled, how do cells react to that signal, and how is structural polarity translated into specialized… CONTINUE READING
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