Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Junctions between three cells serve as gateways for the transport of substances

(University of Münster) A team headed by developmental biologist Prof Dr Stefan Luschnig from the University of Münster has discovered that during egg development in fruit flies, intercellular gaps open between epithelial cells in a controlled way at the points where three cells meet. This process allows yolk proteins to be transported into the egg cell. The study has been published in the journal "Developmental Cell".