Mechanical regulation of stem-cell differentiation by the stretch-activated Piezo channel

Mechanical regulation of stem-cell differentiation by the stretch-activated Piezo channel

Mechanical regulation of stem-cell differentiation by the stretch-activated Piezo channel, Published online: 07 February 2018; doi:10.1038/nature25744

Stem cells of the Drosophila midgut sense mechanical signals in vivo through the stretch-activated ion channel Piezo, which is expressed on previously unidentified enteroendocrine precursor cells.

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