Not just another hole in the wall: understanding intercellular protein trafficking.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Development and differentiation of multicellular organisms requires cell-to-cell communication. In plants direct signaling and exchange of macromolecules between cells is possible through plasmodesmata. Recently direct exchange of membrane-bound vesicles and organelles has been demonstrated between animal cells through formation of cytoplasmic bridges (tunneling nanotubes) in vitro. Here we review recent developments in cell-to-cell trafficking of macromolecules in plants and animals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gallagher, KL; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • January 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 189 - 195

PubMed ID

  • 15655108

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1549-5477

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9369

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1101/gad.1271005


  • eng