Cell competition: Dying for communal interest

Maximilien Courgeon, Nikolaos Konstantinides, Claude Desplan

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Summary Viable but slower growing cells are eliminated during embryonic development through the process of cell competition. Two new studies highlight a role for cell competition during adulthood as a surveillance mechanism that ensures tissue integrity during homeostasis, regeneration, and aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11854
Pages (from-to)R339-R341
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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