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Erez Raz

Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), Münster | Germany

EMBO 2010

Germ-cell development and migration in zebrafish

My lab is studying cell development and behavior in the context of the live organism, using zebrafish primordial germ cells as a model. We examine the molecular mechanisms facilitating proper differentiation of these cells and determine the mechanisms allowing them to polarize, acquire motility and perform directed migration towards specific locations within the developing embryo.

Keywords: Cell migration / germ cells / zebrafish / chemokines / cell polarity

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Signal Transduction