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Making Multiciliated Cells: The Guardians of Our Airways

Posted by on April 1st, 2019

With air pollution on the rise, our respiratory system is continually abused by a barrage of harmful substances that we breathe in with each inhalation. Fortunately, we are equipped with highly specialised ciliated cells, the multiciliated cells (MCCs), which differentiate hundreds of motile cilia on their apical surface1,2. These cilia beat rhythmically to drive mucus[…]