Chloride ‘switch’ turns on membrane formation

Posted by on May 23, 2016 8:06 pm
Categories: health

Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body. In particular, chloride signals the assembly of collagen IV ‘smart scaffolds,’ a critical step in basement membrane formation, researchers report.

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