Emerging topics in cutaneous wound repair
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
© 2012 New York Academy of Sciences.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume 1259, Environmental Stressors in Biology and Medicine pages 136–144, July 2012
How to Cite
Valacchi, G., Zanardi, I., Sticozzi, C., Bocci, V. and Travagli, V. (2012), Emerging topics in cutaneous wound repair. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1259: 136–144. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06636.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
- wound healing;
- oxidative stress;
- 1,2,4-oxolane moieties
The intervention strategies in various types of skin wounds include several treatment programs that depend on the identified disease. Several factors such as aging, defective nutrition, traumatism, atherosclerosis, and diabetes may contribute to the formation of a wound that has no tendency to heal due to a defective and complicated repair process. The numerous advances in the understanding of the wound-healing process in both acute and chronic lesions have been recently described. The purpose of this paper is to describe relatively new approaches as viable alternatives to current wound-healing therapies. The future challenges for both the best targeting and optimization of these potential treatments are also described.