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Dorothy Supp, PhD, has developed a modified skin cell that may help protect cultured skin substitutes from infection.  
Modified human epidermal cells (Dorothy Supp, PhD)
Here, cells that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a protein known as human beta defensin 4 are shown in green.

Photo Date: 12/28/06

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