Mice were able to restore amputated fingers by using two protein

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2019-02-07 14:00:08

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Mice were able to restore amputated fingers by using two protein

Perhaps in the future people will be able to restore lost limbs — in any case, suggesting medical experiments. Scientists already know that under certain conditions, the body can grow bone, but they still failed to fix the signs of growth joints. It seems that time has finally come — researchers from Texas A&M was given to mice with amputated toes only two proteins, after which they went and the recovery process.

First, the researchers used a BMP2 protein to start the recovery process of the bone. They then added a mixture of BMP9, which began to restore the joints. It is noteworthy that the regeneration process was carried out better, if the latter protein was added no earlier than a week. The formation of a cartilage layer took about 3 days, and between the bone and the joint is even formed connection.

To complete limb restoration science is still far away, but she goes for it. Between the skeletons of mice and men have a lot in common, so we can assume that proteins BMP2 and BMP9 may apply to the human body. According to researcher Ken Muneoka, mammalian cells are able to regenerate body parts, but for some reason just do not.

Scientists are hopeful and are going to find out what deters mammals from natural recovery of the limbs. They believe that proteins BMP2 and BMP9 are to play a greater role in technology for the launch of the regeneration processes. In addition to the return of lost limbs, this technology can help in the treatment of degenerative joint diseases. By the way, scientists are able to regenerate .

As you see, the year in which regeneration of human body parts will become commonplace? Write your guesses in the comments, and discuss the news more in .

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