Journal article

Extending from PARs in Caenorhabditis elegans to homologues in Haemonchus contortus and other parasitic nematodes

S Nikolaou, RB Gasser

PARASITOLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Signal transduction molecules play key roles in the regulation of developmental processes, such as morphogenesis, organogenesis and cell differentiation in all organisms. They are organized into 'pathways' that represent a coordinated network of cell-surface receptors and intracellular molecules, being involved in sensing environmental stimuli and transducing signals to regulate or modulate cellular processes, such as gene expression and cytoskeletal dynamics. A particularly important group of molecules implicated in the regulation of the cytoskeleton for the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity is the PAR proteins (derived from partition defective in asymmetric cell division). The..

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