Carlos A Lopez-Vallé

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Hypertrophic scars are a pathological process characterized by an excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components. Using a tissue-engineered reconstructed human skin (RHS) method, we previously reported that pathological keratinocytes induce formation of a fibrotic dermal matrix. We further investigated keratinocyte action using conditioned media.(More)
Hypertrophic scarring is a pathological process characterized by fibroblastic hyperproliferation and by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components. It has been hypothesized that abnormalities in epidermal-dermal crosstalk explain this pathology. To test this hypothesis, a tissue-engineered model of self-assembled reconstructed skin was used in(More)
Interactions between cells are a crucial mechanism to correctly heal a wounded tissue. Myofibroblasts have a central role during healing but their means to communicate with other cells is unknown. Microparticles (MP) have demonstrated a potential role as mediators of cellular interactions during various diseases. We have analyzed the production of MP by(More)
During wound healing, myofibroblasts play a central role in matrix formation and wound contraction. At the end of healing, there is evidence that myofibroblasts disappear via apoptotic pathways. Hypertrophic scars are a fibroproliferative disorder that leads to considerable morbidity. It has been postulated that a defect in myofibroblast apoptosis could be(More)
During wound healing, the transition from granulation to scar tissue shows a decrease in myofibroblast cellularity. Previous results have correlated the disappearance of these cells with the induction of apoptotic cell death by some unknown stimuli. In contrast, hypertrophic scar appearance after wound healing is thought to be linked to a disorder of(More)
The objective of the study was to establish an animal model for in vivo studies of cultured cutaneous equivalents. The model on athymic mice that we already described (López-Valle C.A. et al., Plast Reconstr Surg, 1992, 89, 139-143) satisfied the criteria of immobilization of the recipient site and physical stability of the graft, but still allowing(More)
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