Understanding the role of immune regulation in wound healing

Julie E. 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)
Pages (from-to)S11-S16
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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