Cell signalling during sea urchin development: a model for assessing toxicity of environmental contaminants.

@article{Angelini2005CellSD,
  title={Cell signalling during sea urchin development: a model for assessing toxicity of environmental contaminants.},
  author={Corrado I. Angelini and Maria Grazia Aluigi and Michael D Sgro and Sonya Trombino and Hagen Thielecke and Carla Falugi},
  journal={Progress in molecular and subcellular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={45-70}
}
The early development of sea urchins has been thoroughly studied since the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the particular features of the model involving cell signalling, making it easy to follow the complex cell-to-cell interactions that lead to development. In this chapter, the prominent role of cell-to-cell communication in developmental events is discussed, as well as the role of intracellular ion changes that are in turn regulated by signal molecules belonging to the cholinergic… CONTINUE READING