Transcriptional control of skin reepithelialization

Gabriella Bellavia, Pasquale Fasanaro, Roberta Melchionna, Maurizio C. Capogrossi, Monica Napolitano

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The wound healing process is characterized by a series of overlapping phases, such as coagulation, inflammation, reepithelialization/granulation tissue generation and remodeling.It is important to obtain a deeper insight into the cutaneous wound repair mechanisms, in order to develop novel pharmacological tools for the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers which are a frequent and high morbidity complication of diabetes, ischaemia, venous insufficiency, and other local or systemic factors. Several transcription factors, many of which belong to gene families, are known to play a role in cutaneous wound repair through the orchestration of cellular responses which promote the reconstitution of skin integrity.The aim of this review is to provide an updated analysis of the transcription factor role in the reepithelialization process, in the context of skin wound repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dermatological Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Skin
  • Transcription factor
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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