According to a current research study released in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, an item stemmed from the freshwater single-celled green algae Euglena gracilis might speed up skin regrowth and injury recovery.
Researchers have actually developed a system making use of microvesicles that stem from the surface area of Euglena gracilis cells. These microvesicles include β-glucan, a carb with the ability to control the body immune system, promote regrowth, and display antioxidant homes.
In lab experiments, these microvesicles promoted the expansion and migration of skin cells, increasing both collagen synthesis and the expression of proliferation-associated proteins. An injury recovery test likewise created appealing outcomes.
“This technique is expected to be applied to other cells, thereby enabling the design of new types of extracellular vesicles that are applicable for skin treatments and care in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries,” the authors composed.
Reference: “Nonanimal Euglena gracilis-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Enhance Skin-Regenerative Wound Healing” by Yuri Ko, Hwira Baek, Jee-Hyun Hwang, Youngseok Kim, Kyung-Min Lim, Junoh Kim and Jin Woong Kim, 11 January 2023, Advanced Materials Interfaces
DOI: 10.1002/ admi.202202255