Patchy Growth Control
TORC1 is arguably the best-studied regulator of cellular growth in eukaryotes. However, its activity has not been assessed in vivo in developing multicellular organisms. Two studies in this issue of Developmental Cell (Kim et al., 2017; Romero-Pozuelo et al., 2017) surprisingly reveal a patchy, cell-cycle-controlled pattern of TORC1 activation in Drosophila imaginal discs.
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