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"Dual Control" Strategy Assures Accurate Cellular Marching Orders, But A Pathogenic Microbe Can Hijack The System

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May 19, 1999
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University Of California, San Francisco
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In an effort to solve the mystery of how cells "decide" when and where to move, scientists have uncovered a molecular strategy evolved in mammals to assure tight control of cellular marching orders. But the two-pronged approach appears to be exploited by a pathogenic microbe that hijacks the cell's molecular motors to power a destructive march through its human host.

In an effort to solve the mystery of how cells "decide" when and where to move, scientists have uncovered a molecular strategy evolved in mammals to assure tight control of cellular marching orders. But the two-pronged approach appears to be exploited by a pathogenic microbe that hijacks the cell's molecular motors to power a destructive march through its human host.


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University Of California, San Francisco. ""Dual Control" Strategy Assures Accurate Cellular Marching Orders, But A Pathogenic Microbe Can Hijack The System." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 May 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990519065222.htm>.
University Of California, San Francisco. (1999, May 19). "Dual Control" Strategy Assures Accurate Cellular Marching Orders, But A Pathogenic Microbe Can Hijack The System. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990519065222.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. ""Dual Control" Strategy Assures Accurate Cellular Marching Orders, But A Pathogenic Microbe Can Hijack The System." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990519065222.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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