Growth factors and corneal epithelial wound healing.

  title={Growth factors and corneal epithelial wound healing.},
  author={Fu-Shin X Yu and Jia Yin and Keping Xu and Jenny S. Huang},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  volume={81 2-3},
In this article, we briefly review recent findings in the effects of growth factors including the EGF family, KGF, HGF, IGF, insulin, and TGF-beta on corneal epithelial wound healing. We discuss the essential role of EGFR in inter-receptor cross-talk in response to wounding in corneal epithelium and bring forward a concept of "alarmins" to the field of wound healing research.