Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Forever young: study uncovers protein that keeps skin youthful

Added: 18.11.2020 17:18 | 54 views | 0 comments

Source: aboutcancerservice.com
Source: aboutcancerservice.com

Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition. The prosaically named COL17A1 might not sound like a fountain of youth, but the new study suggests it does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping skin intact and unimpaired. The protein works by encouraging cell competition, a key process to maintain tissue fitness. That effectively “drives out” weaker cells (...) -

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