How One Notch Family Protein, Notch2, Shapes An Eye Structure


A small ensemble of musicians can produce an infinite number of melodies, harmonies and rhythms. So too, do a handful of workhorse signaling pathways that interact to construct multiple structures that comprise the vertebrate body. In fact, crosstalk between two of those pathways – those governed by proteins known as Notch and BMP (for Bone Morphogenetic Protein) receptors – occurs over and over in processes as diverse as forming a tooth, sculpting a heart valve and building a brain. A new study by Stowers Institute for Medical Research Investigator Ting Xie, Ph.D… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)