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Improbable appendages: deer antler renewal as a unique case of mammalian regeneration

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The capacity to regenerate missing body parts is widespread in lower organisms whereas this capability in mammals is limited. Antlers are an exception; these remarkable appendages are shed and replaced annually demonstrating that a large bony organ can be fully regenerated by an adult mammal provided the environment is appropriate. Exploring the mechanisms underlying antler regeneration and comparing this process with regeneration in other vertebrates can provide crucial insights into why mammals are unable to regenerate appendages and may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that can overcome this inability.

This talk is part of the Departmental Seminar Programme, Department of Veterinary Medicine series.

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