USC Stem Cell study identifies molecular ‘switch’ that turns precursors into kidney cells

Kidney development is a balancing act between the self-renewal of stem and progenitor cells to maintain and expand their numbers, and the differentiation of these cells into more specialized cell types. In a new study from the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, a team of scientists demonstrates the importance of a molecule called β-catenin in striking this balance.
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