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Molecules 2018, 23(1), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23010050

A Concise Review of the Conflicting Roles of Dopamine-1 versus Dopamine-2 Receptors in Wound Healing

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Department of Dermatology, University of California–Davis, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
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Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
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Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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Department of Biological Sciences, California State University–Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA
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Veterans Administration, Northern California Health Care System, Department of Dermatology, Mather, CA 95655, USA
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Received: 11 December 2017 / Revised: 22 December 2017 / Accepted: 24 December 2017 / Published: 26 December 2017
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Abstract

Catecholamines play an important regulatory role in cutaneous wound healing. The exact role of dopamine in human epidermis has yet to be fully elucidated. Current published evidence describes its differential effects on two separate families of G protein coupled receptors: D1-like and D2-like dopamine receptors. Dopamine may enhance angiogenesis and wound healing through its action on dopamine D1 receptors, while impairing wound healing when activating D2 receptors. This review summarizes the evidence for the role of dopamine in wound healing and describes potential mechanisms behind its action on D1 versus D2-like receptors in the skin. View Full-Text
Keywords: wounds; dopamine; wound healing wounds; dopamine; wound healing
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Vaughn, A.R.; Davis, M.J.; Sivamani, R.K.; Isseroff, R.R. A Concise Review of the Conflicting Roles of Dopamine-1 versus Dopamine-2 Receptors in Wound Healing. Molecules 2018, 23, 50.

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