Laboratory Models for the Study of Normal and Pathologic Wound Healing. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Boyko, T. V., Longaker, M. T., Yang, G. P. 2017; 139 (3): 654-662


Current knowledge of wound healing is based on studies using various in vitro and in vivo wound models. In vitro models allow for biological examination of specific cell types involved in wound healing. In vivo models generally provide the full spectrum of biological responses required for wound healing, including inflammation and angiogenesis, and provide cell-cell interactions not seen in vitro. In this review, the authors aim to delineate the most relevant wound healing models currently available and to discuss their strengths and limitations in their approximation of the human wound healing processes to aid scientists in choosing the most appropriate wound healing models for designing, testing, and validating their experiments.

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