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Attenuation of aquaporin-3 and epidermal growth factor receptor expression and activation in systemic sclerosis dermal fibroblasts.

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Summary of "Attenuation of aquaporin-3 and epidermal growth factor receptor expression and activation in systemic sclerosis dermal fibroblasts."

Impaired wound healing and skin dehydration are the mainstay of systemic sclerosis (SSc) cutaneous manifestations. Aquaporin-3 (AQP3) has a pivotal role in skin hydration and wound healing. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation is impaired in SSc fibroblasts. It is unclear whether AQP3 downregulation or epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling are the primary points of dysregulation in SSc patients.

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Name: Journal of cellular physiology
ISSN: 1097-4652
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