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Cytoplasmic filaments and gap junctions in epithelial cells and myofibroblasts during wound healing

Published inThe Journal of cell biology, vol. 76, no. 3, p. 561-568
Publication date1978
Abstract

During the healing of an experimental skin wound, epidermal cells and granulation tissue fibroblasts (myofibroblasts) develop an extensive cytoplasmic contactile apparatus. Concurrently, the proportion of epidermal cell surface occupied by gap junctions increases when compared to normal skin, and newly formed gap junctions appear between myofibroblasts; this suggests that epidermal cell migration and granulation tissue contraction are synchronized phenomena.

Keywords
  • Animals
  • Cell Movement
  • Cytoplasm/ ultrastructure
  • Cytoskeleton/ ultrastructure
  • Desmosomes/ultrastructure
  • Epithelium/ultrastructure
  • Fibroblasts/ultrastructure
  • Intercellular Junctions/ ultrastructure
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Skin/injuries/ ultrastructure
  • Wound Healing
Citation (ISO format)
GABBIANI, Giulio, CHAPONNIER, Christine, HUTTNER, I. Cytoplasmic filaments and gap junctions in epithelial cells and myofibroblasts during wound healing. In: The Journal of cell biology, 1978, vol. 76, n° 3, p. 561–568.
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  • PID : unige:11263
  • PMID : 564911
ISSN of the journal0021-9525
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