The roles of opioid receptors in cutaneous wound healing

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Abstract

The process of recovery from skin wounding can be protracted and painful, and scarring may lead to weakness of the tissue, unpleasant sensations such as pain or itch, and unfavorable cosmetic outcomes. Moreover, some wounds simply fail to heal and become a chronic burden for the sufferer. Understanding the mechanisms underlying wound healing and the concomitant sensory disorders and how they might be manipulated for therapeutic benefit has attracted much interest in recent years, and here we discuss the latest developments in the field, focusing on the emergent roles of the peripheral opioid receptor (OPr) system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Experimental Pharmacology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages335-345
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Volume247
ISSN (Print)0171-2004
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0325

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Keywords

  • Opioid receptors
  • Skin
  • Wound healing

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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Bigliardi-Qi, M., & Bigliardi, P. (2018). The roles of opioid receptors in cutaneous wound healing. In Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology (pp. 335-345). (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology; Vol. 247). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/164_2017_14