Tunneling Nanotubes

  title={Tunneling Nanotubes},
  author={Emil Lou and Sho Fujisawa and Afsar Barlas and Yevgeniy Romin and Katia O Manova-Todorova and Malcolm A. S. Moore and Subbaya Subramanian},
  booktitle={Communicative & integrative biology},
Tunneling nanotubes are actin-based cytoplasmic extensions that function as intercellular channels in a wide variety of cell types.There is a renewed and keen interest in the examination of modes of intercellular communication in cells of all types, especially in the field of cancer biology. Tunneling nanotubes -which in the literature have also been referred to as "membrane nanotubes," "'intercellular' or 'epithelial' bridges," or "cytoplasmic extensions" - are under active investigation for… CONTINUE READING
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