Cell-cell interactions in Dictyostelium development

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Abstract

The development of an organism requires extensive cell-cell communication; however, little is known about the signals transmitted among differentiating cells. Observations of Dictyostelium amoebae reveal that transmembrane signaling systems have been highly conserved in evolution. The signals that cause these cells to differentiate are processed by mechanisms similar to those that process sensory and hormonal stimuli in higher animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Genetics
Volume5
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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