Lipid droplets as a novel cargo of tunnelling nanotubes in endothelial cells

  title={Lipid droplets as a novel cargo of tunnelling nanotubes in endothelial cells},
  author={Ksenia Astanina and Marcus Koch and Christian J{\"u}ngst and Andreas Zumbusch and Alexandra K Kiemer},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Intercellular communication is a fundamental process in the development and functioning of multicellular organisms. Recently, an essentially new type of intercellular communication, based on thin membrane channels between cells, has been reported. These structures, termed intercellular or tunnelling nanotubes (TNTs), permit the direct exchange of various components or signals (e.g., ions, proteins, or organelles) between non-adjacent cells at distances over 100 μm. Our studies revealed the… CONTINUE READING
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