In early online publication in Nature, researchers show that the transcription factor Sox18 induces development of the lymphatic vasculature in mice. Australian and Italian scientists used a range of assays to show that Sox18 acts as a molecular switch and causes differentiation of lymphatic endothelial cells.

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