PCTR1 : a new biomarker for host defense and tissue repair 

How do tissues fight against infection and regenerate?

Resolution of inflammation is a natural biological process that  facilitates host defense and promotes tissue repair. It is already known that this process is governed by specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM). 

In this recent publication, Sansbury et al. described the beneficial properties of a novel series cysteinyl-SPM (cys-SPM) that stimulate tissue regeneration.They screened nine structurally distinct cys-SPMs and they found that PCTR1 uniquely enhanced human keratinocyte migration, reduced wound bacteria levels and decreased inflammatory monocytes/macrophages.
Overall, PCTR1 is involved in host defense and tissue repair. 

These results suggest that PCTR1 could inform new approaches for therapeutic management of delayed tissue repair and infection.

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