Inflammation and wound healing: the role of the macrophage.

  title={Inflammation and wound healing: the role of the macrophage.},
  author={Timothy J Koh and Luisa A DiPietro},
  journal={Expert reviews in molecular medicine},
The macrophage is a prominent inflammatory cell in wounds, but its role in healing remains incompletely understood. Macrophages have many functions in wounds, including host defence, the promotion and resolution of inflammation, the removal of apoptotic cells, and the support of cell proliferation and tissue restoration following injury. Recent studies suggest that macrophages exist in several different phenotypic states within the healing wound and that the influence of these cells on each… CONTINUE READING
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