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Cell-matrix interactions in dermal repair and scarring

Overview of attention for article published in Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair, March 2010
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Cell-matrix interactions in dermal repair and scarring
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Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair, March 2010
DOI 10.1186/1755-1536-3-4
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Beate Eckes, Roswitha Nischt, Thomas Krieg


Regulation of cellular functions during dermal repair following injury is complex and critically dependent on the interaction of cells with the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM comprises various families of macromolecules that form the structural scaffold of the tissue, but also carry distinct biological activities. After injury to the skin, the defect is filled by a provisional matrix that is invaded by inflammatory cells, sprouting blood vessels and fibroblasts. In a later phase, the wound contracts, the tissue is replaced by mature connective tissue produced by activated fibroblasts, and a scar is formed. All cells involved communicate directly with the ECM by integrins and other matrix receptors. These transmit signals and induce adaptive responses to the environment by the embedded cells. The ECM or proteolytic fragments of individual ECM constituents exert defined biological activities influencing cell survival, differentiation of myofibroblasts, ECM synthesis and turnover, wound angiogenesis and scar remodeling. Extensive crosstalk exists between ECM and growth factors, and between growth factors and integrins. ECM-cell contact also enables direct transmission of mechanical tension, which then modulates many activities of all cellular players. Understanding this complex interplay is important to provide a basis for designing effective wound therapy and for strategic interference with mechanisms that have gone out of control in fibrotic conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
France 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 193 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 20%
Student > Master 34 17%
Researcher 30 15%
Student > Bachelor 28 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 26 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 19%
Engineering 14 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 5%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 29 14%

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