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Cadherin-11 plays role in cell migration

Cadherins are part of the protein family of adhesion molecules. Just like mortar between the bricks in a wall, they ensure that cells stay together, preventing them from breaking away and migrating from a group of cells. ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mother controls embryo's gene activity

Frog embryos do not fully control which genes they can turn on or off in the beginning of their development – but their mother does, through specific proteins in the egg cell. Molecular developmental biologists at Radboud ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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