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Artificial skin and hair have sweat glands

Updated on April 10, 2016

According to the International Business Times, skin implants for the mouse shape connected to the nerves and muscle fibers, can become the key to create the skin cells fully functional activity. Research published today in the journal Science Advances Open hope skin transplantation successful for patients with burns or need to replace a new skin.

Artificial leather sector reached many achievements in the recent years when researchers created a number of different tissue types. However, this model still lacks two basic traits as hair follicles and sweat glands, used to infuse the skin with water, hair. This means the artificial skin previously could not make full function after transplantation into the body.

The research group in biological Development Center, Riken, Kobe, Japan, bound for generates skin tissue have enough functionality, including all the basic components for normal operation. They use stem cells taken from mouse benefit and add to a protein to transform stem cells into embryonic cells. After that, the cells are transplanted into the mouse and gradually develop into skin cells as in a normal embryo.

Skin implants that undergo the process of hair like normal skin. Photo: Takashi Tsuji/Riken.
Skin implants that undergo the process of hair like normal skin. Photo: Takashi Tsuji/Riken.

Spent some time developing, perfecting and become a kind of skin tissue is responsible for controlling the number of hair follicles and sweat glands. Artificial skin cells can completely operate as regular skin cells.

"With this new technology and skin layer function of normal cells. We could closer to the dream of truly the regeneration in the lab to the implant. We feel this method by classy tissues can be used as an alternative to chemical testing using pets, "Dr. Takashi Tsuji, the head of the research team, said.


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