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, 127 (1), 27-32

The Key to Left-Right Asymmetry

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The Key to Left-Right Asymmetry

Clifford J Tabin. Cell.

Abstract

Establishment of left-right asymmetry in vertebrates involves cilia as essential components in the breaking of symmetry, an asymmetric signaling cascade, and a midline barrier that helps to maintain asymmetry. A new study suggests that a reaction-diffusion mechanism also plays a key role.

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