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Cells protect themselves against stress by keeping together


Cell-to-cell contacts are necessary for the survival of human cells under protein-damaging conditions and stress. This was one of the conclusions made by a research team working under the leadership of Lea Sistonen, Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology at Åbo Akademi University. The results of their research were recently published in the Cell Reports journal.

The researchers were surprised by the findings because the molecules they studied are usually linked with other cellular functions.

"Our results show, for the first time, that the contacts between cells, known as cell adhesion, are essential for cells to survive stress. The findings ...


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