NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
There is an increasing need in life and medical sciences to determine gene sequence and gene expression in cells and tissues including pathogenic organisms and viruses under normal and disease conditions as well as organismal development. The limitations in diagnostic and prognostic tools have also triggered interests in RNA present in extracellular fluid such as plasma and urine.
Primary cilia are microtubule-based organelles that are now known to be present on nearly all differentiated cell types in metazoans. Cilia house signaling molecules that transduce environmental cues and regulate cellular homeostasis and organismal development. Disruption of cilia structure or function is linked with a plethora of diseases termed ciliopathies, many of which are characterized by sensory defects.
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