The Wae to repair: prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) triggers intestinal wound repair

Jackstadt, R. and Sansom, O. J. (2017) The Wae to repair: prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) triggers intestinal wound repair. EMBO Journal, 36(1), pp. 3-4. (doi: 10.15252/embj.201695973) (PMID:27932445) (PMCID:PMC5210127)

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Accurate wound repair is a crucial step to protect organisms from environmental damage, for example infection and toxin exposure. In this issue of The EMBO Journal, Miyoshi et al (2017) have elucidated a new mechanism underpinning this process within the intestine where mesenchymal prostaglandin E2 produced following damage drives intestinal regeneration.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sansom, Professor Owen
Authors: Jackstadt, R., and Sansom, O. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:EMBO Journal
Publisher:EMBO Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2075
Published Online:08 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute
First Published:First published in EMBO Journal 36(1): 3-4
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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