›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (8): 1189-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.08.031

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Macrophage activation and wound healing

MIAO Ming-yuan, NIU Yi-wen, LU Shu-liang   

  1. Shanghai Burn Institute, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2011-08-28 Published:2011-08-29
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 30570705, 30600645;Doctorate Innovation Fund of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, BXJ2010016


Macrophages play a vital role in wound healing. Macrophage activation is the main status for working, and recent studies have demonstrated that macrophage activation could be divided into classical macrophage activation and alternative macrophage activation. The phenotypes of macrophage in wound tissues lead to different outcomes of cutaneous repair. This paper discusses macrophage activation and the relation with wound healing.

Key words: macrophage, activation, wound healing