Photoreceptor Sensory Cilium: Traversing the Ciliary Gate

  title={Photoreceptor Sensory Cilium: Traversing the Ciliary Gate},
  author={Hemant Khanna and Gang Dong and William Tsang},
Cilia are antenna-like extensions of the plasma membrane found in nearly all cell types. In the retina of the eye, photoreceptors develop unique sensory cilia. Not much was known about the mechanisms underlying the formation and function of photoreceptor cilia, largely because of technical limitations and the specific structural and functional modifications that cannot be modeled in vitro. With recent advances in microscopy techniques and molecular and biochemical approaches, we are now… CONTINUE READING

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