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Skin care by keratins

Keratin proteins perform several functions in skin cells, including those of providing mechanical support and protection against injury. But it seems they also have a more active part to play in healing wounds.

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Figure 1: The skin injury response.

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Omary, M., Ku, NO. Skin care by keratins. Nature 441, 296–297 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/441296a

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