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Critical Protein Discovered for Healthy Cell Growth in Mammals

Caption: Using mouse models, Penn State cellular biologist Aimin Liu and his colleagues discovered a protein that is required for the growth of critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces. The cilia on a mouse embryo, shown in this micrograph, would not be able to grow without the protein C2cd3.

Credit: Aimin Liu lab, Penn State University

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