Embryonic Trogocytosis: Neighborly Nibbling during Development

Justin S.A. Perry, Kodi S. Ravichandran

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New work in Caenorhabditis elegans shows that during embryogenesis endodermal cells interact with and regulate primordial germ cells by actively excising and digesting germ cell lobes. Endodermal cells utilize proteins linked to endocytosis to perform this unique ‘cannibalistic’ process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R68-R70
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 23 2017


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