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Parasite Reveals Unseen Form of Gut Healing

News   Jul 10, 2018 | Original Story by Vicky Stein for the University of California - San Francisco.

 
Parasite Reveals Unseen Form of Gut Healing

Adult intestinal stem cells (expressing Lgr5, shown in green) are usually found in intestinal crypts, but disappear near granulomas formed by developing H. polygyrus, inside the large central mass. Instead, injury caused by the parasite prompts cells near the larval worm to express a fetal gene program (Sca-1 shown in red). Credit: Ysbrand Nusse.

 
 
 

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