13VEGF a cytokine on the surface of vascular endothelial cells macrophages and nurse cells
is involved in vascular formation and reconstruction; VEGF combines with a specific receptor to increase vasopermeability.
In addition, we are investigating ways to attach homing receptors to these nurse cells
in order to help direct NK cells to where they need to go, whether it's the lymph nodes, brain tissue, bone marrow or other areas.
In polytrophic meroistic ovaries, such as the ovary of bees, each ovarian follicle is constituted by one or several nurse cells
that accompany the oocytes in the vitellarium.
Woodruff said that the discovery would enable researchers to understand how nurse cells
(granulosa cells), the cells that support and surround the maturing egg, communicate with the egg.