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. 2016 Jul 11;38(1):8-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.06.022.

Germ Cells Need Folate to Proliferate

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Germ Cells Need Folate to Proliferate

Amy K Walker. Dev Cell. .
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In this issue of Developmental Cell, Chaudhari and colleagues (2016) use a novel method to create an in vitro proliferative cell line from tumorous C. elegans germ cells, and in the process discover that bacterial folates act as signals for proliferation, independent of their roles as vitamins.

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