Locked and Loaded: Inflammation Training Prepares Skin Epithelial Stem Cells for Trauma

Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Dec 7;21(6):715-717. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.11.013.


Memory of a trauma and how to cope with it is useful for acting rapidly in the event of a second traumatic incident. Recently, Naik et al. (2017) reported in Nature that skin epithelial stem cells have this ability by maintaining long-term chromatin features acquired during the first assault.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Chromatin
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Memory*
  • Skin*
  • Stem Cells


  • Chromatin