Stem Cells Matter in Response to Fasting

Cell Rep. 2015 Dec 22;13(11):2325-2326. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.008.


The molecular processes underlying intestinal adaptation to fasting and re-feeding remain largely uncharacterized. In this issue of Cell Reports, Richmond et al. report that dormant intestinal stem cells are regulated by PTEN and nutritional status.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Fasting*
  • Humans
  • Intestines
  • Stem Cells*