Fetal rat amniotic fluid: transforming growth factor beta and fibroblast collagen lattice contraction.

@article{Levinson2001FetalRA,
  title={Fetal rat amniotic fluid: transforming growth factor beta and fibroblast collagen lattice contraction.},
  author={Howard M. Levinson and Ziv M. Peled and Wen-li Liu and Michael Thornton Longaker and Geneve Marie Allison and Heinrich Ehrlich},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2001},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          205-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND In several mammalian animal models, early-gestational-age fetal wounds heal without scar, but wounds of late gestational age heal with scar. This change in wound healing phenotype can be a result of both intrinsic (i.e., cellular characteristics) and extrinsic (i.e., environmental) factors. Our question was: Does amniotic fluid (AF) influence the change from scarless to scar-forming repair in the rat? METHODS Rat AF was investigated for its modulation of fibroblast-populated… CONTINUE READING
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