Polycystins From Mechanosensation to Gene Regulation

@article{Delmas2004PolycystinsFM,
  title={Polycystins From Mechanosensation to Gene Regulation},
  author={Patrick Delmas},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2004},
  volume={118},
  pages={145-148}
}
Polycystin proteins have been suggested to form mechanosensory transduction complexes involved in a variety of biological functions including sperm fertilization, mating behavior, and asymmetric gene expression in different species. Furthermore, their dysfunction is the cause of cyst formation in human kidney disease. This review focuses on the pros and cons of their candidacy as mechanically gated channels and on recent findings that have significantly advanced our physiological insight. 

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