Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| The Role of Exogenous Type VII Collagen on the Healing of Skin Wounds|
David T. Woodley
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| July 2019 -
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We have made the surprising finding that type VII (anchoring fibril) collagen (C7) exogenously administered to murine skin wounds, both topically and intravenously, induces dramatic acceleration of wound closure and the wounds heal with less scarring. This was an unexpected finding because, under normal conditions in unwounded skin, C7 is configured into large structures called anchoring fibrils which are confined to the junction between the dermis and epidermis, the dermal-epidermal junction (D...
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