Sci. STKE, 1 August 2000
The Informational Content of Gradients of Wnt Proteins
Alfonso Martinez Arias
The author is in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: This perspective tackles the issues facing developmental biologists and cell biologists regarding how the molecular mechanisms for specifying cell fate are defined. This Perspective focuses on members of the Wnt family. The author proposes that Wnt proteins may act as stabilizing signals for earlier inductive events in certain systems, for example, in Caenorhabditis elegans during the migration of two neurons and in Drosophila melanogaster during the patterning of the wing.
Citation: A. Martinez Arias, The Informational Content of Gradients of Wnt Proteins. Sci. STKE 2000, pe1 (2000).
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