Turning off apoptosis-related protein speeds wound healing in study

06/25/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Blocking regulatory proteins that stop cell death in mice reduced wound size by 80% within five days, compared with a 10% reduction in mice with active proteins, researchers reported in the journal Science. Mice that were given hair-follicle stem cells in addition to having the apoptosis-related protein blocked had 3.5 times more cells regenerate in seven days than mice not given stem cells.

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