Study uncovers protein that keeps skin young

TOKYO---Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition.   The prosaically named COL17A1, it might not sound like a fountain of youth, but the new study suggests it does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping skin intact and unimpaired.   The protein works by encouraging cell competition, a key process to maintain tissue fitness that effectively "drives out" weaker cells while encouraging replication of stronger ones.   Selective elimination   "Damaged or stressed stem cells can be selectively eliminated by inta...Keep on reading: Study uncovers protein that keeps skin young

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