Repeated additions of hyaluronan alters granulation tissue deposition in sponge implants in mice.

Abstract

The role for the metabolism of hyaluronic acid in the repair process is uncertain. Fetal dermal wounds do not heal by scarring and have sustained high levels of hyaluronic acid. In contrast, adult dermis is repaired by scarring and has less hyaluronic acid. Initially after injury, hyaluronic acid is elevated in both adult and fetal wounds, and although it… (More)

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