Most organs are composed of tubes of differing cellular architectures, including intracellular 'seamless' tubes. Two studies examining the morphogenesis of the seamless tubes formed by the excretory canal cell in Caenorhabditis elegans reveal a previously unappreciated role for osmoregulation of tubulogenesis: hyperosmotic shock recruits canalicular vesicles to the lumenal membrane to promote seamless tube growth.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nature cell biology|
|State||Published - Feb 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cell Biology