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Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine

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ISSN (Print): 2210-2965
ISSN (Online): 2210-2973

Skin Regeneration: The Possibilities

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

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2011

Page: [164 - 172] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/2210296511101020164

Price: $65

Abstract

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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