Tunneling nanotubes, an emerging intercellular communication route in development

@article{Gerdes2013TunnelingNA,
  title={Tunneling nanotubes, an emerging intercellular communication route in development},
  author={Hans-Hermann Gerdes and Amin Rustom and Xiang Wang},
  journal={Mechanisms of Development},
  year={2013},
  volume={130},
  pages={381-387}
}
The development of multi-cellular organisms involves a comprehensive and tightly regulated cell-to-cell communication system to coordinate the activity and behavior of individual cells. Diverse signaling pathways ranging from receptor-mediated signal transduction to contact-dependent communication via gap junctions achieve these complex interactions. In this review, we will focus on a new type of intercellular connection, the tunneling nanotube (TNT), which has been observed in many cell types… CONTINUE READING

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