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  • Developing Neurons Form Transient Nanotubes Facilitating Electrical Coupling and Calcium Signaling with Distant Astrocytes 

    Wang, Xiang; Bukoreshtliev, Nickolay Vassilev; Gerdes, Hans-Hermann (Public Library of Science, 2012-10-11)
    Despite the well-documented cooperation between neurons and astrocytes little is known as to how these interactions are initiated. We show here by differential interference contrast microscopy that immature hippocampal ...
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  • Multi-Level Communication of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells via Tunneling Nanotubes 

    Wittig, Dierk; Wang, Xiang; Walter, Cindy; Gerdes, Hans-Hermann; Funk, Richard H. W.; Roehlecke, Cora (Public Library of Science, 2012-03-22)
    Background: Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) may offer a very specific and effective way of intercellular communication. Here we investigated TNTs in the human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell line ARPE-19. Morphology of ...
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  • Roles of Myosin Va and Rab3D in Membrane Remodeling of Immature Secretory Granules 

    Kögel, Tanja; Gerdes, Hans-Hermann (Springer, 2010-12-22)
    Neuroendocrine secretory granules (SGs) are formed at the trans-Golgi network (TGN) as immature intermediates. In PC12 cells, these immature SGs (ISGs) are transported within seconds to the cell cortex, where they move ...
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  • Tunneling nanotubes: Diversity in morphology and structure 

    Austefjord, Magnus Wiger; Gerdes, Hans-Hermann; Wang, Xiang (Taylor & Francis, 2014-02-06)
    Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are recently discovered thin membranous tubes that interconnect cells. During the last decade, research has shown TNTs to be diverse in morphology and composition, varying between and within cell ...
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