The strategy of adult stem cells to escape programmed death
Adult stem cells provide a constant renewal of tissues, such as the skin, intestine, or blood and some neural tissues, to compensate for the accumulation of stresses and damage. To fulfill these essential functions, stem cells must be able to survive throughout adult life. Thanks to the Drosophila analysis, a study published in Nature Communications has identified how stem cells survive in adults, escaping programmed cell death.
The Genotoul imaging and cytometry (TRI) platform is associated with this study.