The carotid body is a peripheral chemoreceptor that plays a central role in mammalian oxygen homeostasis. In response to sustained hypoxia, it manifests rapid cellular proliferation and an associated increase in responsiveness to hypoxia. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these processes is of interest both to specialised chemoreceptive functions of that organ and potentially to the general physiology and pathophysiology of cellular hypoxia. We have combined cell ...Expand abstract
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PHD2 inactivation in Type I cells drives HIF-2α dependent multi-lineage hyperplasia and the formation of paraganglioma-like carotid bodies
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