Oocyte-to-embryo transition: kinase cabal plots regime change.

Greenstein D, Lee LA
Curr Biol. 2006 16 (3): R93-5

PMID: 16461272 · DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2006.01.028

The transition from oocyte to embryo is among the most enthralling events in developmental biology. Recent studies of this transition in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans have revealed how conserved kinases administer the destruction of key oocyte meiotic regulators to create an embryo.

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Adenosine Triphosphatases Animals Body Patterning Caenorhabditis elegans Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins Carrier Proteins Cyclin-Dependent Kinases Embryo, Nonmammalian Female Meiosis Models, Biological Nuclear Proteins Oocytes Phosphorylation Protein-Tyrosine Kinases

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