Drs. Jianhua Xing and Robin E.C. Lee were featured in the October 6 edition of Science Signaling. They wrote an invited focus story titled, “Putting it all on pigmentation: Heuristics of a bold and stochastic cell fate decision“.
Gradients of transmembrane potential coordinate cell-fate decisions and patterning during embryogenesis and wound-healing. Bioelectrical signaling may also be more important for adult pathologies than currently recognized. In this issue of Science Signaling, Lobikin et al. describe a role for bioelectric signals during the development of Xenopus leavis embryos to instruct an organism-level response reminiscent of neoplastic progression in melanoma.
Xing J, Lee REC (2015) Putting it all on pigmentation: Heuristics of a bold and stochastic cell fate decision Science Signaling Vol. 8, Issue 397, pp. fs17.