Scientists have a new understanding of skin repair
Our ultimate goal will be to improve the regeneration of functional skin – and maybe other organs that have a similar endogenous mechanisms.
Scientists at the University of Manchester have shed new light on the way our skin can repair itself. This brings the possibility of regeneration of an organ one step closer.
The team of researchers, supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Helmut Horten Foundation (HHF), demonstrated that activation of certain parts of DNA leads to a better division of skin cells in humans. The study was published in Nucleic acid Research.
Two transcription factors –proteins which bind DNA–were capable of enhancing a natural process for skin cell division. This is a desirable result in regenerative medicines.