Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy
Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy
Wellness

Newly discovered protein keeps skin looking youthful, but could it be an anti-ageing boost for other organs too?

  • COL17A1 effectively “drives out” weaker cells while encouraging replication of stronger ones
  • Stimulation of the protein once it is depleted could kick-start the anti-ageing process in skin

Topic |   Wellness
Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy
Discovery of the new protein could eventually lead to products like creams or tablets that could stop skin deterioration and promote repair. Photo: Alamy
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