Critical Protein Discovered for Healthy Cell Growth in Mammals

Critical Protein Discovered for Healthy Cell Growth in Mammals

Critical Protein Discovered for Healthy Cell Growth in Mammals

Using mouse models, Penn State cellular biologist Aimin Liu and his colleagues discovered a protein that is required for the growth of critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces. The cilia on a mouse embryo, shown in this micrograph, would not be able to grow without the protein C2cd3.

Image: Aimin Liu Lab, Penn State University
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