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The broad, long-term objective of the UC Irvine Skin Biology Resource Center is to promote discoveries in skin biology and disease through cross-fertilization between multiple disciplines that are integrated in a systems biology approach.

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New UCI-led study reveals characteristics of stable Vitiligo skin disease

June 6, 2022 —  A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, reveals the unique cell-to-cell communication networks that can perpetuate inflammation and prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease.

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UCI Researchers Reveal Critical Role of Mechanosensor in Skin Wound Healing

Nov. 9, 2021 The study found that in mice lacking the ion channel protein PIEZO1 in keratinocytes, skin wounds heal faster than in mice with increased PIEZO1 function in keratinocytes.


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