Homeobox genes, fetal wound healing, and skin regional specificity.

  title={Homeobox genes, fetal wound healing, and skin regional specificity.},
  author={Cheng-ming Chuong},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  volume={120 1},
Why do adult wounds heal with scars but fetal wounds heal without scars? Why do fetal tissues regenerate while adult tissues only repair damage? Why do some parts of adult skin produce scars more than other parts? Why in some genetic diseases or infectious diseases, are only particular skin regions a¡ected, forming speci¢c anatomical patterns? How are these temporal and spatial di¡erences in the skin regions established? The ability of a targeted tissue to respond to stimulation is what… CONTINUE READING