Video 38: Michael Hengartner, clip 1
Cloning and characterizing the C. elegans cell death gene.
Comparisons between C. elegans and human cell death genes
Purpose of programmed cell death.
What happens to those cells that don't die?
Descriptions of how cell death gene products interact.
Bob Horvitz and Mike Hengartner used C. elegans to work out the mechanism of programmed cell death.
Mike Hengartnerand Bob Horvitz used C. elegans to work out the mechanism of programmed cell death.
Human homologue to C. elegans ced-4 gene.
Development balances cell growth and death.
How he ended up in Bob Horvitz's lab working on cell death.