Germ Plasm: Protein Degradation in the Soma

Caroline A. Spike, Susan Strome

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Abstract

Germ plasm is a specialized cytoplasm that is physically segregated to the germline cells during early embryogenesis. Recent results suggest that, in Caenorhabditis elegans, germ plasm is also prevented from accumulating in somatic lineages by a ubiquitin ligase that targets germ plasm proteins for degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R837-R839
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume13
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2003
Externally publishedYes

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