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Morphogens hitch a greasy ride

Morphogen proteins guide the development of many tissues in animals, but how are these insoluble proteins ferried around the body? A well-known group of lipid transporters might be the answer.

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Figure 1: Morphogen movement.

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Mann, R., Culi, J. Morphogens hitch a greasy ride. Nature 435, 31–33 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/435030a

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