Sensing a Sensor: Identifying the Mechanosensory Function of Primary Cilia

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Over the past decade, primary cilia have emerged as the premier means by which cells sense and transduce mechanical stimuli. Primary cilia are sensory organelles that have been shown to be vitally involved in the mechanosensation of urine in the renal nephron, bile in the hepatic biliary system, digestive fluid in the pancreatic duct, dentin in dental pulp… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/bios4010047

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