Skin Regeneration: The Possibilities

Author(s): Jack Penn, Addie O. Grobbelaar, Kerstin J. Rolfe.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine (Discontinued)

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2011


Scarring remains a large market with as yet no prescription medication to reduce or prevent scarring. Studies have indicated that early human fetuses can heal cutaneous wounds with perfect regeneration and a number of theories have been proposed for this regenerative phenotype. These theories and variations between fetal and adult wound healing have been studied and a number have been patented as future potential therapeutics to reduce or prevent scarring.

Keywords: Fetal wound healing, inflammation, regeneration, scar, TGF-β, wound healing

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Year: 2011
Page: [164 - 172]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2210296511101020164
Price: $58

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