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Calcium signalling during embryonic development

Authors Webb, Sarah Elizabeth View this author's profile
Miller, Andrew Leitch View this author's profile
Issue Date 2003
Source Nature Reviews MOLECULAR Cell BIOLOGY , v. 4, (7), 2003, JUL, p. 539-551
Summary Consider a hypothetical design specification for an integrated communication-control system within an embryo. It would require short-range (subcellular) and long-range (pan-embryonic) abilities, it would have to be flexible and, at the same time, robust enough to operate in a dynamically changing environment without information being lost or misinterpreted. Although many signalling elements appear, disappear and sometimes reappear during development, it is becoming clear that embryos also depend on a ubiquitous, persistent and highly versatile signalling system that is based around a single messenger, Ca2+.
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