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Curr Biol. 2019 Mar 4;29(5):R150-R152. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.035.

Stem Cells: Muscle Cells Enwrap Escaped Germline Stem Cells in C. elegans.

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1
Northeastern University, Department of Biology, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
2
Northeastern University, Department of Biology, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address: E.Cram@northeastern.edu.

Abstract

Interactions between the distal tip cell and germline stem cells maintain a proliferative pool of mitotic cells in the Caenorhabditis elegans gonad. A new study shows that escaped germline stem cells induce nearby muscle cells to reach out and wrap around them, forming an ectopic niche similar to the native gonadal germ cell niche.

PMID:
30836081
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.035

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