Medical research

Collagen controlling the thickness and juvenile state of skin

Type XVII collagen (COL17) is found to regulate the proliferation of epidermal cells and therefore the thickness of juvenile and aged skin, suggesting COL17 can potentially be used for future anti-aging strategies.

Cardiology

The immune system promotes spontaneous heart regeneration

In adult mammal hearts, cardiomyoctyes do not proliferate following damage such as that caused by myocardial infarction. However, in some mammals, cardiomyocyte proliferation occurs. "Neonatal cardiomyocytes proliferate, ...

Cancer

Scientists solve major cancer protein conundrum

Despite intense research, there's been much confusion regarding the exact role of a protein in a critical cancer-linked pathway. On one hand, the protein is described as a cell proliferation inhibitor, on the other, a cell ...

Medical research

Cellular senescence prevented by the SETD8 enzyme

An enzyme that blocks cellular senescence and its mechanisms has been discovered by a research team from Kumamoto University, Japan. They found that a reduction of the enzyme SETD8, which regulates cell proliferation and ...

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