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Apoptosis in Wound Repair

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posted on 21.06.2016, 00:00 by Ariel R. Johnson
Fibrosis that occurs in skin as a result of the wound healing process is referred to as a scar. Scar formation can have serious health consequences ranging from the cosmetic to compromised function of an organ or limb. Recently, the disappearance of blood vessels has been related to fibrosis in lung, liver, heart, and kidney. This proposal will identify factors produced by blood vessels as they die and disappear, and will assess the effect of these factors on the fibroblast cells that are primarily responsible for scar formation in a healing skin wound. Understanding this interaction may help to develop drugs or therapies that can prevent scarring.

History

Advisor

DiPietro, Luisa A.

Department

Oral Sciences

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Doctoral

Committee Member

Mustoe, Thomas Lau, Lester F. Ennis, William Koh, Timothy J.

Submitted date

2014-05

Language

en

Issue date

20/06/2014

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