Cell biology: master regulators of sealing and healing

Brian Stramer, Paul Martin

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40 Citations (Scopus)


The protective layer of the epidermis in Drosophila (cuticle) and mice (stratum corneum) are structurally unrelated. Yet new evidence suggests a conserved transcription factor, Grainyhead, controls both their development and the means by which both structures repair themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R425-7
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2005


  • Animals
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Dopa Decarboxylase
  • Drosophila
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Epidermis
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Mice
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcription Factors
  • Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase
  • Wound Healing


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