David M. Prescott, M.D.
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In the long history of cell biology, biologists have concentrated heavily on the process of cell division (and mitosis) in the search for understanding of cell proliferation. The concept of a "trigger," that when fired threw the cell immediately into division dominated thought and research on cell division for many decades. Cell division, however, is only one of the events which make up the phenomenon of cell proliferation, and it occupies only a relatively small fraction of the total life cycle of a cell. The control of cell proliferation must be approached through a study of the entire cell life
Prescott DM. Comments on Cell Proliferation and its Control.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1083. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1083_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1083.
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