Tuesday, April 5 2016 15:50 EEST
Tech and Science
Scientists in Japan have successfully transplanted mice with lab-grown skin that has more of the organ's working parts in place than ever before
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Murine gingival epithelium was used to achieve this aim. Japanese scientists from RIKEN Institute have grown an artificial skin, which contains functioning hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands. Experts utilized the murine gingival epithelium in this study.

The basis of the experiment is a special technique developed by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka. It consists in overworking epithelium-induced pluripotent stem cells that can be developed into different tissues of the organism.

The synthetic skin can be used for testing cosmetics and medicines, as well as it can be transplanted to the people with burns and skin diseases.

It is also known that scientists have conducted skin grafting experiments with mice. As a result, it restored the skin of the mouse, making it of full value, assimilated into the organism without tumors, and created proper connections with the muscles and nerves.

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