College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Mather MBoC Article

Professor Emeritus Ian Mather has had a new article published in the Journal of Molecular Biology of the Cell and his work is on the front cover. 

Dr. Mather's article is entitled, “Kinetics of milk lipid droplet transport, growth, and secretion revealed by intravital imaging: lipid droplet release is intermittently stimulated by oxytocin.” Intravital imaging reveals how lipid droplets are assembled and secreted into milk from mammary epithelial cells. Lipid droplets grow by fusing with each other during transport to the surface, in nucleation centers in the cell apex and even during secretion. Oxytocin plays a major role in the expulsion of droplets still associated with the cell.

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