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Epidermal stem cells ride the circadian wave

Vivek Kumar12, Bogi Andersen3* and Joseph S Takahashi12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

3 Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:140  doi:10.1186/gb4142

Published: 29 November 2013

Abstract

An intriguing study shows that, in epidermal progenitor cells, circadian genes are expressed in successive waves that modulate responses to differentiation signals.