Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22422
Title: MicroRNAs as regulators of cutaneous wound healing
Authors: Lai, WF
Siu, PM 
Keywords: Angiogenesis
Inflammation
MicroRNA
Re-epithelialization
Wound healing
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Indian Acad Sciences
Journal: Journal of Biosciences 
Abstract: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression, and have displayed important roles in areas spanning from embryonic development to skin physiology. Despite this, till now little is known about the significance of miRNAs in cutaneous wound healing. In this mini-review, we discuss the existing evidence on the roles of miRNAs in physiological processes relevant to cutaneous wound healing, followed by a highlight of the prospects and challenges of future development of miRNA-based wound therapies. With existing technologies of nucleic acid transfer and miRNA modulation, it is anticipated that once the roles of miRNAs in wound healing have been clarified, there will be a vast new vista of opportunities brought up for development of miRNA-targeted therapies for wound care.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22422
ISSN: 0250-5991
DOI: 10.1007/s12038-014-9421-4
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