Jennifer E. Bond

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OBJECTIVE Pathologic scarring affects millions of people worldwide. Quantitative and qualitative measurement modalities are needed to effectively evaluate and monitor treatments. METHODS This article reviews the literature on available tools and existent assessment scales used to subjectively and objectively characterize scar. RESULTS We describe the(More)
PilY1 is a type IV pilus (tfp)-associated protein from the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa that shares functional similarity with related proteins in infectious Neisseria and Kingella species. Previous data have shown that PilY1 acts as a calcium-dependent pilus biogenesis factor necessary for twitching motility with a specific calcium binding(More)
alpha(2)M* targets antigens to APCs for rapid internalization, processing, and presentation. When used as an antigen-delivery vehicle, alpha(2)M* amplifies MHC class II presentation, as demonstrated by increased antibody titers. Recent evidence, however, suggests that alpha(2)M* encapsulation may also enhance antigen-specific CTL immunity. In this study, we(More)
Scar contracture is believed to be caused by the cell contractility during the remodeling phase of wound healing. Cell contractility is mediated by non-muscle myosin II (NMMII) and actin, but the temporal-spatial expression profile of NMMII isoforms A and B (IIA and IIB) during the remodeling phase and the role of NMMII in scar fibroblast tissue remodeling(More)
Aberrant fibroblast migration in response to fibrogenic peptides plays a significant role in keloid pathogenesis. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is an octapeptide hormone recently implicated as a mediator of organ fibrosis and cutaneous repair. Ang II promotes cell migration but its role in keloid fibroblast phenotypic behavior has not been studied. We(More)
Wound contraction facilitates tissue repair. The correct balance between too little contraction, which leads to non-healing wounds, and too much contraction, which leads to contractures, is important for optimal healing. Thus, understanding which cells cause wound contraction is necessary to optimize repair. Wound contraction is hypothesized to develop from(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with postgastric bypass and diet-induced weight loss present to the plastic surgeon for various body contouring procedures. Gross differences in skin dermal elasticity may exist between these populations; however, studies evaluating histologic differences are lacking. This prospective study aims to evaluate histomorphologic differences(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that Dupuytren's disease is caused by fibroblast and myofibroblast contractility. Cell contractility in smooth muscle cells is caused by calcium-dependent and calcium-independent signaling mechanisms. In the calcium-dependent pathway, calcium/calmodulin activates myosin light chain kinase (MLCK). In this study, the(More)
BACKGROUND Scarring is believed to be caused by both persistent inflammation and overexuberant fibroblast activation. Osteopontin (OPN) is a cytokine that promotes cell activation. The absence of OPN in vivo reduces dermal scarring. This suggests that OPN is involved in scar formation; however, how OPN exerts these pro-scarring effects is unknown. RNA(More)
BACKGROUND The profunda artery perforator flap is a new option for breast reconstruction in appropriate patients. While the basic anatomy is known, detailed profunda perforator anatomy has never fully been described and we present new data that will aid dissection. METHODS Fifty consecutive lower extremity computed tomography angiogram scans (100 legs)(More)