To thine own self be true: self-fusion in single-celled tubes

Dev Cell. 2008 Apr;14(4):465-6. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2008.03.014.

Abstract

In this issue of Developmental Cell, Rasmussen et al. (2008) investigate the morphogenesis of the Caenorhabditis elegans pharynx. Their results highlight the usefulness of this system for investigating the molecular mechanisms behind the unusual cell behaviors that underlie the formation of single-celled tubes during animal development.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans* / anatomy & histology
  • Caenorhabditis elegans* / embryology
  • Caenorhabditis elegans* / growth & development
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Fusion
  • Cell Lineage
  • Cell Shape*
  • Helminth Proteins / genetics
  • Helminth Proteins / metabolism
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Morphogenesis / physiology*
  • Pharynx / anatomy & histology
  • Pharynx / embryology
  • Pharynx / growth & development

Substances

  • Helminth Proteins