Germ Cells Need Folate to Proliferate
Program in Molecular Medicine; UMass Metabolic Network
Cell Biology | Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Developmental Biology
In this issue of Developmental Cell, Chaudhari and colleagues (2016) use a novel method to create an in vitro proliferative cell line from tumorous C. elegans germ cells, and in the process discover that bacterial folates act as signals for proliferation, independent of their roles as vitamins.
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Citation: Dev Cell. 2016 Jul 11;38(1):8-9. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.06.022. Link to article on publisher's site
Walker, Amy K., "Germ Cells Need Folate to Proliferate" (2016). UMass Metabolic Network Publications. 39.