Understanding the role of immune regulation in wound healing

Julie Park, Adrian Barbul

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The immune system plays an integral role in successful wound healing. In addition to contributing to host defenses and inflammation, immune cells are critical regulators of wound healing through the secretion of cytokines, lymphokines, and growth factors. We review the mechanisms by which the immune system regulates wound healing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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