The cell theory. Progress in studies on cell-cell communications

The cell theory. Progress in studies on cell-cell communications Current data confirm the fundamental statement of the cell theory concerning the cell reproduction in a series of generations (omnis cellula e cellula). Cell communities or ensembles integrated by the signaling systems established in prokaryotes and protists and functioning in multicellular organisms including mammals are considered as the structural and functional unit of a multicellular organism. The cell is an elementary unit of life and basis of organism development and functioning. At the same time, the adult organism is not just a totality of cells. Multinucleated cells in some tissues, syncytial structure, and structural-functional units of organs are adaptations for optimal functioning of the multicellular organism and manifestations of cell-cell communications in development and definitive functioning. The cell theory was supplemented and developed by studies on cell-cell communications; however, these studies do not question the main generalizations of the theory. Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

The cell theory. Progress in studies on cell-cell communications

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Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Developmental Biology
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