Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fly as a model for studying wound healing--review article

Muñoz-Soriano V, López-Domenech S, Paricio N. Why mammalian wound healing researchers may wish to turn to Drosophila as a model. Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/exd.12472. PMID: 24942366.

From the abstract:  "In this paper, we discuss the benefits and limitations of using Drosophila in wound healing research, especially presenting this organism as a promising tool for the identification of new therapeutic targets and drugs in this context."


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  2. This companion article asks how physician-scientists and Drosophila researchers can collaborate to find all clinically relevant wound healing genes and understand how they work. Anderson AE, Galko MJ. Will the Wound Healing Field Earn Its Wings? Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jul 16. PMID: 25040854.