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Cell polarity

From embryo to axon

Many cell types in our body, ranging from neurons to the epithelial cells that line the lungs and skin, must be polarized to function properly. The same mechanism may establish the polarity of many of these cells.

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Figure 1: Neurons are highly polarized.
Figure 2: Par proteins produce polarity.

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Rolls, M., Doe, C. From embryo to axon. Nature 421, 905–906 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/421905a

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