Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

  • 4 and (1)
  • adult (1)
  • cell cycle (1)
  • cell movement (1)
  • cleft lip (1)
  • cytokines (2)
  • epidermis (1)
  • factors (2)
  • humans (1)
  • Interferon (2)
  • IRF6 (9)
  • mice (1)
  • nuclear antigen (2)
  • wound (7)
  • Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

    Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is the most common form of syndromic orofacial cleft caused predominantly by mutations in Interferon Regulatory Factor 6 (IRF6). We previously reported that individuals with VWS have increased risk of wound healing complications following cleft repair compared with individuals with nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate-NSCLP). In vitro, absence of IRF6 leads to impaired keratinocyte migration and embryonic wound healing. However, there is currently no data on tissue repair in adult animals and cells with reduced levels of IRF6 like in VWS. Excisional wounds of Irf6+/- and wild-type animals were analyzed 4 and 7 days post-wounding. Although all wounds were reepithelialized after 7 days, the epidermal and wound volume of repaired wounds was larger in Irf6+/- . These data were supported by increased keratinocyte proliferation in the neoformed epidermis and a less mature granulation tissue with increased cytokine levels. This effect was not cell autonomous, as Irf6+/- neonatal keratinocytes in vitro did not exhibit defects in scratch wound closure or proliferation. Keratinocytes from individuals with VWS also migrated similarly to keratinocytes from NSCLP individuals. These data support a role for IRF6 in wound healing by regulating keratinocyte proliferation, granulation tissue maturation, and cytokine levels. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


    Lindsey Rhea, Franklin J Canady, Marc Le, Tanner Reeb, John W Canady, Deborah S F Kacmarynski, Rishika Avvari, Leah C Biggs, Martine Dunnwald. Interferon regulatory factor 6 is required for proper wound healing in vivo. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 2020 Apr;249(4):509-522

    Expand section icon Mesh Tags

    Expand section icon Substances

    PMID: 31724286

    View Full Text