Germ Cells Are Forever

Ryan M. Cinalli, Prashanth Rangan, Ruth Lehmann

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Abstract

Germ cells are the only cell type capable of generating an entirely new organism. In order to execute germline-specific functions and to retain the capacity for totipotency, germ cells repress somatic differentiation, interact with a specialized microenvironment, and use germline-specific networks of RNA regulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalCell
Volume132
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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