Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development. Inadequate or loss of expression of this gene, called CTIP2, may play a role in some skin disorders, scientists believe, and understanding the mechanisms of gene action could provide a solution to them. Read a report of this research in Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Yale researchers report how a switching station beneath the cell surface is crucial to processing signals from outside the cell. They also describe a key molecular switch that terminates signaling from this station. Read the details in the March 20 issue of the journal Cell .