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Embryonic Trogocytosis: Neighborly Nibbling during Development.

Research paper by Justin S A JS Perry, Kodi S KS Ravichandran

Indexed on: 25 Jan '17Published on: 25 Jan '17Published in: Current Biology



Abstract

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.