VINCENT ET AL.
A study published in Nature Communications reports that cells that increase the production of ribosomes when the cell-cycle is paused go through the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, allowing them to begin to migrate through the body. The authors suggest that this phenomenon is linked with cancer progression and how cancerous cells become metastatic.
V. Prakash et al., “Ribosome biogenesis during cell cycle arrest fuels EMT in development and disease,” Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10100-8, 2019.
Interested in reading more?
The Scientist ARCHIVES
Become a Member of
Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?