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Repairs in the basement membrane

by Aug. 9, 2018, 12:43 PM

Basement membrane (BM) is an evolutionarily ancient sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues. BM protects and provides mechanical stiffness to tissues and regulates development, function, and repair. But how it is repaired after being damaged is poorly understood.

Now in a study published in the journal Matrix BiologyAndrea Page-McCaw, PhD, and colleagues have shown that in the fruit fly, a wound in the epidermal BM heals within 24 hours but leaves a scar.

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