In this issue of Developmental Cell, Pan et al. (2016) identified in cells of the social amoeba Dictyostelium a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that recognizes a chemoattractant secreted by bacteria. This work uncovers a mechanism by which a single GPCR mediates pseudopod extension during cell migration and bacterial engulfment.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Developmental Biology
- Cell Biology