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Stem cells

Skin regeneration and repair

Different types of stem cell maintain the skin's epidermis and contribute to its healing after damage. The identity of a stem-cell type that gives rise to different epidermal-cell lineages has just been revealed.

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Figure 1: Various stem cells ensure skin homeostasis.

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Blanpain, C. Skin regeneration and repair. Nature 464, 686–687 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/464686a

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