Morphogen gradients: expand and repress

Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 11;21(19):R815-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.041.


An expansion-repression mechanism by which morphogen gradients can adjust to size and growth had been postulated as a model. Now, its molecular nature has been uncovered.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Body Patterning / physiology*
  • Drosophila Proteins / metabolism*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / anatomy & histology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / embryology*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental*
  • Imaginal Discs / physiology*


  • Drosophila Proteins