Life without Centrioles: Cilia in the Spotlight

Jose L. Badano, Elias Nicholas Katsanis*

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Abstract

Centrioles are critical cellular components that form the architectural core of both centrosomes and basal bodies, the nucleating structures of cilia. New work, including a study in this issue (Basto et al., 2006), highlights the unexpected finding that lack of centrioles does not impede development in the fruit fly. Rather, flies reach maturity but then die because their sensory neurons lack cilia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1228-1230
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume125
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2006

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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