Primary cilia in normal and pathological tissues.

  title={Primary cilia in normal and pathological tissues.},
  author={Denys N. Wheatley},
  journal={Pathobiology : journal of immunopathology, molecular and cellular biology},
  volume={63 4},
The medical literature in pathology contains a surprising number of anecdotal reports of primary cilia, with authors often expressing some incredulity at finding such organelles. In this update of an earlier review, I will argue that primary cilia should by now be regarded as regular cell organelles, not some form of atypical response to unusual circumstances. In all situations in which their presence is essential, they unquestionably act as sensory transducers. Detection by electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING

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