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The oral mucosa: A model of wound healing with reduced scarring

Enoch, S., Moseley, Ryan, Stephens, Philip and Thomas, David William 2008. The oral mucosa: A model of wound healing with reduced scarring. Oral Surgery 1 , pp. 11-21. 10.1111/j.1752-248x.2007.00005.x

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This article reviews our understanding of the mechanisms involved in wound healing following injury. Models of preferential healing are described in the foetal skin, aged skin and the oral mucosa. The mechanisms underpinning the improved scarring observed in the oral mucosa are described and the role of resident fibroblasts, in mediating reduced scarring, is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibroblast; oral mucosa; scarring; wound healing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISSN: 1752-248X
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 23:23

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