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BioMed Research International
Article ID 754802
Impaired diabetic wound healing constitutes a major health problem. The impaired healing is caused by complex factors such as abnormal keratinocyte and fibroblast migration, proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis, abnormal macrophage polarization, impaired recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), and decreased vascularization. Diabetes-enhanced and prolonged expression of TNF-α also contributes to impaired healing. In this paper, we discuss the abnormal cell responses in diabetic wound healing and the contribution of TNF-α.
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Animals, Cell Differentiation, Cell Proliferation, Diabetes Mellitus, Fibroblasts, Gene Expression Regulation, Humans, Keratinocytes, Macrophages, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha, Wound Healing
Xu, F., Zhang, C., & Graves, D. T. (2013). Abnormal Cell Repsonses and Role of TNF-α in Impaired Diabetic Wound Healing. BioMed Research International, 2013 Article ID 754802-. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/754802
Date Posted: 02 April 2015
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