Differential apoptosis markers in human keloids and hypertrophic scars fibroblasts

  title={Differential apoptosis markers in human keloids and hypertrophic scars fibroblasts},
  author={Bruna De Felice and Corrado Garbi and Margherita Santoriello and Alessandra Santillo and Robert Roy Wilson},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
Keloids are benign skin tumors and are the effect of a dysregulated wound-healing process in genetically predisposed patients. They are characterized by formation of excess scar tissue beyond the boundaries of the wound. Keloids are often confused with hypertrophic scars because of an apparent lack of morphologic differences. The molecular distinction between scars and keloid is still controversial and, until today, there is no appropriate treatment yet for keloid disease. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING
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