The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds

Charles Bertolami, R. B. Donoff

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Abstract

In evaluating the myofibroblast theory of wound contraction, comparisons were made between grafted and nongrafted 15-day wounds. Pregnant rabbit uteri and normal rabbit skin were used as controls. Small amounts of actin and myosin were present in contracting open wounds but not in noncontracting grafted wounds, which suggests some participation for contractile proteins in wound contraction. The current study refutes the widely accepted contention that wound granulation tissue is as rich as smooth muscle in its contractile protein content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Oral Surgery
Pages471-476
Number of pages6
Volume37
Edition7
StatePublished - 1979

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Actomyosin
Transplants
Skin
Wounds and Injuries
Contractile Proteins
Rabbits
Myofibroblasts
Granulation Tissue
Myosins
Uterus
Smooth Muscle
Actins

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  • Surgery

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Bertolami, C., & Donoff, R. B. (1979). The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds. In Journal of Oral Surgery (7 ed., Vol. 37, pp. 471-476)

The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds. / Bertolami, Charles; Donoff, R. B.

Journal of Oral Surgery. Vol. 37 7. ed. 1979. p. 471-476.

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Bertolami, C & Donoff, RB 1979, The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds. in Journal of Oral Surgery. 7 edn, vol. 37, pp. 471-476.
Bertolami C, Donoff RB. The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds. In Journal of Oral Surgery. 7 ed. Vol. 37. 1979. p. 471-476
Bertolami, Charles ; Donoff, R. B. / The effect of full-thickness skin grafts on the actomyosin content of contracting wounds. Journal of Oral Surgery. Vol. 37 7. ed. 1979. pp. 471-476
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