A Notch in Time: Spatiotemporal Analysis of Notch Signaling during Pancreas Development.

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Summary of "A Notch in Time: Spatiotemporal Analysis of Notch Signaling during Pancreas Development."

Notch signaling is a major regulator of pancreas development, yet how it precisely controls pancreatic cell fates has remained obscure. Seymour et al. (2020) use sophisticated Notch- based genetic tools to uncover highly context- and temporally-specific roles for DLL1, JAG1, and HES1 in regulating pancreatic progenitor cell growth and specification.


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Name: Developmental cell
ISSN: 1878-1551
Pages: 681-682


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