A research group funded by the Medical Research Council and the Helmut Horten Foundation in
Under normal conditions, every fourth cellreleased from the inner layer of the skin is divided. However, in a new job, the team increased this figure by 20-25%. This is due to the hard-to-remove molecules that are now being used to improve the regeneration of the skin, joints and other organs.
Scientists used a sulfarafan compound,found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Sulforaphane activates the binding of transcription factors to specific regions of DNA that control cell division and is one of a number of compounds that can work in this way.
We know that the skin sometimes cannot effectively repair itself, but an endogenous mechanism that we have discovered uses the body's own processes to cause cell division in the skin.
Svetlana Kurinna, doctor who led the study.
One of the identified transcription factorsis the main regulator of DNA in skin cells. The ultimate goal of the new work is to improve the regeneration of functional skin and possibly other organs with a similar endogenous mechanism.
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