Fluid mechanics of nodal flow due to embryonic primary cilia.

  title={Fluid mechanics of nodal flow due to embryonic primary cilia.},
  author={D J Smith and John R. Blake and Eamonn A. Gaffney},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={5 22},
Breaking of left-right symmetry is crucial in vertebrate development. The role of cilia-driven flow has been the subject of many recent publications, but the underlying mechanisms remain controversial. At approximately 8 days post-fertilization, after the establishment of the dorsal-ventral and anterior-posterior axes, a depressed structure is found on the ventral side of mouse embryos, termed the ventral node. Within the node, 'whirling' primary cilia, tilted towards the posterior, drive a… CONTINUE READING
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