Perhaps in the future people will be able to recoverlost limbs — medical experiments, anyway, hint at this. Scientists already know that under certain conditions the body can grow bones, but so far they have not been able to fix the signs of growth of the joints. It seems that this moment has finally come - researchers from the University of Texas A & M gave mice with amputated toes only two proteins, after which they began the recovery process.
At first, scientists used BMP2 protein tostart the bone recovery process. After that, they added a mixture of BMP9, which began to repair joints. It is noteworthy that the regeneration process was carried out better if the last protein was added not earlier than in a week. It took about 3 days to form one cartilage layer, and even joints were formed between the bone and the joint.
Until complete restoration of limbs to science,far away but she is coming to this. There is much in common between the skeletons of mice and humans, so it can be assumed that the proteins BMP2 and BMP9 may well be applied to the human body. According to researcher Ken Munek, mammalian cells are able to regenerate parts of the body, but for some reason they simply do not.
Scientists are hopeful and intend to find out whatIt inhibits mammals from the natural restoration of limbs. They believe that the proteins BMP2 and BMP9 will play a large role in the technology for launching regeneration processes. In addition to returning lost limbs, this technology can help in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the joints. By the way, scientists already know how to regenerate dental tissue.
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