Upregulation of alpha 9 integrin and tenascin during epithelial regeneration after debridement in the cornea.

@article{Stepp1997UpregulationOA,
  title={Upregulation of alpha 9 integrin and tenascin during epithelial regeneration after debridement in the cornea.},
  author={Mary Ann Stepp and Lianxiang Zhu},
  journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={189-201}
}
Stratified epithelia are exposed to abrasive forces and are required to respond rapidly to injury to minimize fluid loss and the risk for microbial infection. Healing involves a cell migratory phase to reestablish barrier function and cell proliferation to restratify the epithelium. Cell migration during re-epithelialization involves cell sliding, termed sheet movement, during which cells retain their cell-cell junctions while dynamically altering their shape and cell-substrate interactions to… CONTINUE READING