Proteome of Hydra nematocyst

  • Balasubramanian P
  • Beckmann A
  • Warnken U
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Stinging cells or nematocytes of jellyfish and other cnidarians represent one of the most poisonous and sophisticated cellular inventions in animal evolution. This ancient cell type is unique in containing a giant secretory vesicle derived from the Golgi apparatus. The organelle structure within the vesicle comprises an elastically stretched capsule (nematocyst) to which a long tubule is attached. During exocytosis, the barbed part of the tubule is accelerated with >5 million g in

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  • Prakash G. Balasubramanian

  • Anna Beckmann

  • Uwe Warnken

  • Martina Schnölzer

  • Andreas Schüler

  • Erich Bornberg-Bauer

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