Cytonemes and tunneling nanotubules in cell-cell communication and viral pathogenesis.

Abstract

Cells use a variety of intercellular structures, including gap junctions and synapses, for cell-cell communication. Here, we present recent advances in the understanding of thin membrane bridges that function in cell-cell signaling and intercellular transport. Cytonemes or filopodial bridges connect neighboring cells via mechanisms of adhesion, which enable… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tcb.2008.07.003

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