Regeneration inducers in limb regeneration

Akira Satoh, Kazumasa Mitogawa, Aki Makanae

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Limb regeneration ability, which can be observed in amphibians, has been investigated as a representative phenomenon of organ regeneration. Recently, an alternative experimental system called the accessory limb model was developed to investigate early regulation of amphibian limb regeneration. The accessory limb model contributed to identification of limb regeneration inducers in urodele amphibians. Furthermore, the accessory limb model may be applied to other species to explore universality of regeneration mechanisms. This review aims to connect the insights recently gained to emboss universality of regeneration mechanisms among species. The defined molecules (BMP7 (or2) + FGF2 + FGF8) can transform skin wound healing to organ (limb) regeneration responses. The same molecules can initiate regeneration responses in some species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages9
JournalDevelopment Growth and Differentiation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Accessory limb model
  • Axolotl
  • Blastema
  • Limb regeneration
  • Xenopus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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