Special Issue "Stem Cell Therapy: Wound Healing and Skin Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
Interests: dermal stem cells; skin immunity; ABC transporters; ABCB5
Skin regenerative self-renewal and repair following wounding are thought to be driven by adult stem cells that continuously replenish the epidermis, dermis, and skin appendages. Stem cell loss or dysfunction likely contributes to age-related or inflammatory skin disorders, including declines of skin elasticity and barrier function, hair loss, dysregulation of immune homeostasis, and impaired wound healing. Nonhealing wounds pose a significant health problem in older patients who often also suffer from chronic systemic disorders. While stem cell transplantation carries great promise in the field of regenerative medicine, the precise contributions of stem cell dysfunction to skin aging and inflammation, and hence the potential therapeutic role of stem cells for aging prevention and/or the treatment of wound healing disorders, are currently only beginning to be explored. Additionally, current limitations in isolation of molecularly defined, pure stem cell populations with established roles in skin homeostasis and regeneration represent significant barriers to the design of rational cell-based strategies for skin regenerative disorders. This Special Issue is aimed at presenting cutting-edge research in the fields of skin regeneration, wound healing and stem cells therapy.
We cordially invite you to contribute your original research to this exciting Special Issue of Cells.
Dr. Markus H. Frank
Dr. Natasha Y. Frank
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- Skin regeneration
- Stem cell therapy
- Dermal stem cells
- Epithelial stem cells
- Skin immunity
- Skin development
- Skin aging