Cell Polarization: Mechanical Switch for a Chemical Reaction

Anterior-posterior polarity in the Caenorhabditis elegans zygote depends on two groups of PAR proteins, as well as on cortical flow. Recent work now demonstrates that this polarization results from a transition in a bistable reaction-diffusion system of PAR proteins that is triggered by cortical flow.


Published in:
Current Biology, 22, R58-R61
Year:
2012
Publisher:
Elsevier
ISSN:
0960-9822
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