Growth factors can help regulate corneal fibrosis and scarring

April 30, 2006

There are common molecular and cellular mechanisms in differenttissue types and key genes that regulate wound healing.Transforming growth factors (TGFB) and connective tissue growthfactor (CTGF) are important growth factors that interact in thesteps leading to scarring, according to George Schultz, PhD, whospoke at the annual meeting of the Association for Research inVision and Ophthalmology.