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Apoptosis

Sculpture of a fly's head

Hox proteins are needed during development to produce body segments with different shapes and functions. In fruitflies, one Hox protein sculpts certain segments of the head by activating a cell-death-inducing gene.

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Figure 1: Focal point for the control of cell death: the reaper (rpr) gene is activated in all fruitfly cells fated to die.

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Huh, J., Hay, B. Sculpture of a fly's head. Nature 418, 926–927 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/418926a

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