In a study published this week in Nature Communications, BME’s Brandi Ormerod, in collaboration with Ashley Seifert, Zhengui Zheng and Marty Cohn describe a novel role for Sonic Hedgehog. The faithful positioning and growth of cells during embryonic development is essential. In this study Seifert et al. demonstrate that inactivation of Sonic Hedgehog during development of the genital tubercle results in a prolonged G1 phase and a slower rate of growth.
Read the article here http://eng.ufl.edu/newsroom/articles/detail_articles.php?id=1114.