Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Elucidation of the radiation effects on the skin

Research leading to skin protection agents, medicines for diseases and cosmetics

We generated skin keratinocytes from iPS cells and clarified the biological effects of radiation in the skin. This is the first study to analyze the radiation response in skin keratinocytes generated from iPS cells. This study can be used for basic research, such as the mechanism elucidation of cancer and aging. In addition, the ripple effect can be expected in various fields such as development of skin protection agents used for radiation therapy, skin disease medicines, and cosmetics.