Wound healing: calcium flashes illuminate early events

William Wood, Will Wood

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Abstract

What are the earliest signals produced at a wound edge that mobilise epithelial cells to heal the wound? Live analysis of wound healing in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans shows that calcium may be the key early trigger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R14-6
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans/immunology
  • Calcium/metabolism
  • Epidermis/immunology
  • GTP-Binding Protein alpha Subunits, Gq-G11/metabolism
  • Signal Transduction/immunology
  • Wound Healing/immunology

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