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Cilia grow by taking a bite out of the cell.

  • Author(s): Pierce, Nathan W;
  • Nachury, Maxence V
  • et al.

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Autophagy and primary cilium assembly have long been known to be induced by the same conditions in cultured cells. Two recent studies in Nature-Tang et al. (2013) and Pampliega et al. (2013)-link the two processes, suggesting that a specialized autophagy pathway near the basal body regulates cilium assembly.

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