Journal of Cell Biology volume 217, issue 8, P2851-2865 2018 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201712117 View full text
Rachayata Dharmat, Aiden Eblimit, Michael A. Robichaux, Zhixian Zhang, Thanh-Minh T. Nguyen, Sung Yun Jung, Feng He, Antrix Jain, Yumei Li, Jun Qin, Paul Overbeek, Ronald Roepman, Graeme Mardon, Theodore G. Wensel et al.

Abstract: Photoreceptor-specific ciliopathies often affect a structure that is considered functionally homologous to the ciliary transition zone (TZ) called the connecting cilium (CC). However, it is unclear how mutations in certain ciliary genes disrupt the photoreceptor CC without impacting the primary cilia systemically. By applying stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy technology in different genetic models, we show that the CC can be partitioned into two regions: the proximal CC (PCC), which is homologous to…

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