Research report 2023 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Sleeping embryos as a survival strategy

Bulut-Karslioglu, Aydan
Forschungsgruppe Stammzellen und Chromatin
Diapause enables numerous animals to delay pregnancy until environmental conditions become more favorable by pausing the development of their embryos. Whether human cells can also undergo diapause is a subject of debate. We are utilizing in vitro models to explore the mechanisms through which mouse embryos regulate diapause. Our research holds promise for biotechnological applications and could contribute to a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of quiescent cells in various biological contexts.

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