Epithelial Homeostasis: A Piezo of the Puzzle

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A recent study shows that, upon stretching or wounding, epithelia display a fast proliferative response that allows for re-establishment of optimal cell density or sealing of the wound. This increased proliferation is induced by the stretch-activated channel Piezo1 and involves calcium-triggered ERK signalling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R232-R234
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017


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