Mechanisms of lymphatic regeneration after tissue transfer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymphatic System
  • Lymphatic Vessels
  • Regeneration

abstract

  • Our studies suggest that lymphatic regeneration after tissue transfer occurs by ingrowth of lymphatic vessels and spontaneous re-connection of existing lymphatics. This process is temporally and spatially associated with VEGF-C expression and macrophage infiltration. Finally, tissue transfer can be used to bypass damaged lymphatics and promote rapid lymphatic regeneration.

publication date

  • March 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3040774

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0017201

PubMed ID

  • 21359148

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e17201

volume

  • 6

number

  • 2