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About: Samuel

Once worked on viruses, neurons, then moved to C. elegans, now dealing with flies. Am interested in everything about living creatures. Enjoying looking for answers to decipher the mystery of life.

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A journey towards uncovering the mechanics of embryonic polarization

Posted by on February 17th, 2018

The key results of our recent paper in Nature Cell Biology   Cell polarization defines the spatial biological specificities in a cell. During the first cell cycle of a C. elegans zygote, its symmetry is broken by local remodeling of the cortical actomyosin network. This leads to a segregation of the dedicated polarity regulators, the PAR[…]