University Of TorontoIt is widely that the skin can apparently regenerate since the cells in the skin are believed to be continually turning over. Hoping to understand the regeneration power of the skin, experts at University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) claim to be the first to recognize a stem cell for the dermis or the subsequent layer of the skin.

The study authors apparently discovered that a group of cells known as skin-derived precursors (SKPs) perform as the dermal stem cells. Stem cells are cells that could hang on to their ability of creating numerous diverse kinds of cells. The study illustrates that these SKPs could preserve the dermis and take part in wound healing.

Professor Freda Miller of molecular genetics, the study’s principal investigator and a senior scientist at SickKids, commented, “Understanding the regeneration of the dermis is very important in understanding how wounds heal. If we can understand wound healing, then we can address the many conditions and diseases that involve wounds that don’t repair themselves.”

Miller and her team were alleged to be one of the first to demonstrate that the skin appears to be a reachable basis of stem cells that could produce non-skin cell kinds.

Miller mentioned, “It is perhaps not surprising that SKPs turn out to be an endogenous dermal stem cell since the dermis includes many different cell types such as blood cells, fat cells and nerves.”

The study illustrated that SKPs apparently not only preserved skin and healed wounds but they supposedly also enabled the hair to grow.

Miller remarked, “I think a lot of people in the field are hoping that one day we won’t even have to think about cell therapy and we will be able to harness the stem cells our own tissues to repair the body. Imagine if it would be possible to give someone a drug to recruit their own stem cells and thereby repair their tissues.”

While there are several studies concentrating on cell therapy or fetching new cells into a tissue to treat disease, Miller anticipates to move ahead in the subject of personalized medicine by recognizing and comprehending stem cells.

The study was published in Cell Stem Cell.