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Sugar-coated cell signalling

Cell membranes are covered with sugar-conjugated proteins. New findings suggest that the physical properties of this coating, which is more pronounced in cancer cells, regulate cell survival during tumour spread. See Article p.319

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Figure 1: Clustering for survival.

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Ewald, A., Egeblad, M. Sugar-coated cell signalling. Nature 511, 298–299 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13506

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