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The Emerging Roles of JNK Signaling in Drosophila Stem Cell Homeostasis

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Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, CSIC/Universidad Pablo de Olavide/JA, Carretera de Utrera km 1, 41018 Sevilla, Spain
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Academic Editor: Carme Auladell
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(11), 5519; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22115519
Received: 16 April 2021 / Revised: 20 May 2021 / Accepted: 21 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Function and Mechanisms of JNK Pathway)
The Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway is an evolutionary conserved kinase cascade best known for its roles during stress-induced apoptosis and tumor progression. Recent findings, however, have identified new roles for this pleiotropic pathway in stem cells during regenerative responses and in cellular plasticity. Here, we provide an overview of recent findings about the new roles of JNK signaling in stem cell biology using two well-established Drosophila models: the testis and the intestine. We highlight the pathway’s roles in processes such as proliferation, death, self-renewal and reprogramming, and discuss the known parallels between flies and mammals. View Full-Text
Keywords: Drosophila; niche; germline stem cells; somatic stem cells; testis; intestine; intestinal stem cells; enterocytes; proliferation; cell death; differentiation; inflammation; regeneration; cellular plasticity; cell reprogramming Drosophila; niche; germline stem cells; somatic stem cells; testis; intestine; intestinal stem cells; enterocytes; proliferation; cell death; differentiation; inflammation; regeneration; cellular plasticity; cell reprogramming
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