Work by IRB Barcelona researchers will further the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Lafora progressive myoclonic epilepsy
Marco Milán, coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme at IRB Barcelona talks on “Radio Síntesis” about the importance of the fly Drosophila melanogaster for the study and treatment of human diseases such as cancer for example.
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The paper ‘Notch-mediated repression of bentam miRNA contributes to boundary formation in the Drosophila wing’, recently published in Development by ICREA researcher Marco Milán and his group, has been selected as an Editor's Choice by Science Signaling magazine.
Two quests, one looking into adhesion molecules to gain insight into compartmentalization in the Drosophila wing and the other aiming to discover how the cytoskeleton contributes to the development of compartment boundaries are now linked by a single microRNA, bentam.
Researchers discover a new mechanism for regulation of gene expression in growing tissues.
The newspaper Diario Médico devoted an article to the latest work performed by the Development and Growth Control Laboratory, headed by Marco Milan. The results were published in the journal PLoS Biology. The study unravels the role of protein p53, known for its antitumoural properties, in regulating the coordinated growth of the organs.
The online media Laboratory Journal echoes the latest work carried out by Marco Milán’s lab. Milán is the coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme at IRB Barcelona. Published in PLoS Biology, the study reveals that the anti-tumour protein p53 regulates the proportionate growth of organs during embryonic development. “These experiments indicate that stressed cells send signals to the remaining tissues in order to reduce their growth in order to allow damaged tissue to repair itself and allow the organ to grow in a coordinated manner”, explains Milán.
The journal PLoS Biology, where the latest work of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory of IRB Barcelona was recently published, highlighted the paper in the 'Synopses' section. This article explains the results and relevance of the work, directed by Marco Milan, for a general audience.