Molecular signaling in feather morphogenesis.

  title={Molecular signaling in feather morphogenesis.},
  author={Chih-Min Lin and Ting Xin Jiang and Randall B Widelitz and Cheng-Ming Chuong},
  journal={Current opinion in cell biology},
  volume={18 6},
The development and regeneration of feathers have gained much attention recently because of progress in the following areas. First, pattern formation. The exquisite spatial arrangement provides a simple model for decoding the rules of morphogenesis. Second, stem cell biology. In every molting, a few stem cells have to rebuild the entire epithelial organ, providing much to learn on how to regenerate an organ physiologically. Third, evolution and development ('Evo-Devo'). The discovery of… CONTINUE READING

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