The skinny on Slug.

  title={The skinny on Slug.},
  author={Stephanie Harkey Shirley and Laurie G. Hudson and Jing He and Donna Frances Kusewitt},
  journal={Molecular carcinogenesis},
  volume={49 10},
The zinc finger transcription factor Slug (Snai2) serves a wide variety of functions in the epidermis, with roles in skin development, hair growth, wound healing, skin cancer, and sunburn. Slug is expressed in basal keratinocytes and hair follicles where it is important in maintaining epidermal homeostasis. Slug also helps coordinate the skin response to exogenous stimuli. Slug is rapidly induced by a variety of growth factors and injurious agents and Slug controls, directly or indirectly, a… CONTINUE READING

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