Endocytosis Promotes Dendrite Growth

Endocytosis Promotes Dendrite Growth - Cheng-Ting Chien and colleagues explore the mechanisms underlying dendrite extension in Drosophila and find that Nak, a clathrin adaptor-associated kinase, promotes higher-order dendrite growth through endocytosis. Nak mediates internalization of the cell adhesion molecule Neuroglian, suggesting that it facilitates the extension of nearby higher-order dendrites by controlling the balance between cell adhesiveness and growth.

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