What a transparent worm can reveal?

Researchers at Columbia University are continuing to manipulate the proteins, mutating them in the worms and then looking at the consequences. They’re interested in understanding the underlying logic of how a complex lineage is built.They found that the proteins regulate the intracellular trafficking of the BMP receptors for cell-cell signalling. Normally the receptors are internalised to certain types of vesicles inside the cell and then recycled back to the surface to allow proper signalling. Columbia University is a NYSERNet member. Read more here: https://bit.ly/37VOpcG