Key protein in cilia formation identified


The digital edition of the “El Periódico de Catalunya” newspaper, as well as other digital media, has published an article published in Current Biology about the discovery made by researchers led by Cayetano González, group leader of the Cell Division Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The study shows that the absence of the protein Centrobin in cell centrioles determines their ability to form a cilium. The absence or malfunction of the cilia causes many diseases in humans (ciliopathies).