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Scarless healing: Oral mucosa as a scientific model

Enoch, S. and Stephens, Philip ORCID: 2009. Scarless healing: Oral mucosa as a scientific model. Wounds UK 5 (1) , pp. 42-48.

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Cutaneous wound healing's usual endpoint is scar formation. In contrast to the skin, the oral mucosa heals in a scarless manner, despite undergoing the same stages of the healing process. While wound environment may play a part, studies have demonstrated that inherent differences in the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of the resident fibroblast populations may have a role in mediating this differential healing. This article analyses the evidence surrounding scarless healing in the oral mucosa and discusses future areas of research and highlights the potential clinical implications of this fascinating phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibroblasts; foetal wound healing; oral mucosa; scarless healing; skin substitutes
Publisher: Schofield Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1746-6814
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:54

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