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Curr Biol. 1999 Sep 23;9(18):R701-3.

A metalloprotease prepares the way.

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Department of Zoology 6270 University Boulevard University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4,. moerman@zoology.ubc.ca

Abstract

In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans gonad shape and size is determined by the migration of a leader cell, which is at the tip of the growing gonad arm. A metalloprotease secreted by the leader cell has recently been found to play an essential role in this process, preparing the way ahead for the cell's migration.

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