Some organisms have a remarkable ability to heal wounds without scars and to regenerate complex tissues following injury. By gaining a more complete understanding of the biological mechanisms that promote scar-free healing and tissue regeneration, it is hoped that novel treatments that can enhance the healing and regenerative capacity of human patients can be found. In the present article, we briefly examine the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the regeneration of the Xenopus tadpole tail.
Conference Article| May 22 2014
Tadpole tail regeneration in Xenopus
*The Healing Foundation Centre, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, U.K.
†Wellcome Trust–Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QR, U.K.
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Yaoyao Chen, Nick R. Love, Enrique Amaya; Tadpole tail regeneration in Xenopus. Biochem Soc Trans 1 June 2014; 42 (3): 617–623. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20140061
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