Skin Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Biology and Pathology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1877

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: regeneration; skin; fetus
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Department of Pathology, Nagasaki University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
Interests: skin wound healing; microrna; inflammation; live imaging
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Dear Colleagues,

Skin tissue regeneration and wound healing are complex processes that involve multiple cell types and molecular signaling pathways. There has been growing interest in developing new strategies for promoting skin tissue regeneration and wound healing. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the identification of key factors that can be modified to improve skin tissue regeneration and wound healing.

This Special Issue provides the recent advancements in the field of study, focusing on the role of the inflammatory response, production of the extracellular matrix from fibroblasts, the function of stem cells, evaluation of the biomimetic model, and the development of novel therapies including biomaterials and nanotherapeutics for non-healed and chronic wounds. Overall, this Special Issue provides crucial scientific information about skin tissue regeneration and wound healing for researchers and clinicians.

Dr. Kazuo Kishi
Dr. Ryoichi Mori
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • inflammation
  • wound healing
  • scarring
  • regeneration

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Perspectives on the Current State of Bioprinted Skin Substitutes for Wound Healing
by Celena A. Sörgel, Aijia Cai, Rafael Schmid and Raymund E. Horch
Biomedicines 2023, 11(10), 2678; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines11102678 - 29 Sep 2023
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Human skin is particularly vulnerable to external damaging influences such as irradiation, extreme temperatures, chemical trauma, and certain systemic diseases, which reduce the skin’s capacity for regeneration and restoration and can possibly lead to large-scale skin defects. To restore skin continuity in severe [...] Read more.
Human skin is particularly vulnerable to external damaging influences such as irradiation, extreme temperatures, chemical trauma, and certain systemic diseases, which reduce the skin’s capacity for regeneration and restoration and can possibly lead to large-scale skin defects. To restore skin continuity in severe cases, surgical interventions such as the transplantation of autologous tissue are needed. Nevertheless, the coverage of larger skin defects caused by severe third-grade burns or extensive irradiation therapy is limited due to the depletion of uninjured autologous tissue. In such cases, many of the patient’s epidermal cells can become available using biofabricated skin grafts, thereby restoring the skin’s vital functions. Given the limited availability of autologous skin grafts for restoring integrity in large-scale defects, using bioprinted constructs as skin graft substitutes could offer an encouraging therapeutic alternative to conventional therapies for large-scale wounds, such as the transplantation of autologous tissue. Using layer-by-layer aggregation or volumetric bioprinting, inkjet bioprinting, laser-assisted bioprinting, or extrusion-based bioprinting, skin cells are deposited in a desired pattern. The resulting constructs may be used as skin graft substitutes to accelerate wound healing and reconstitute the physiological functions of the skin. In this review, we aimed to elucidate the current state of bioprinting within the context of skin tissue engineering and introduce and discuss different bioprinting techniques, possible approaches and materials, commonly used cell types, and strategies for graft vascularization for the production of bioprinted constructs for use as skin graft substitutes. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Skin Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing)
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