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J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Nov;39(9):989-93. doi: 10.1177/1753193414526109. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Limb regeneration in salamanders and digital tip regeneration in experimental mice: implications for the hand surgeon.

Author information

1
Division of Plastic Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia moqattan@hotmail.com.
2
Division of Plastic Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
3
College of Medicine Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Several lessons and observations from limb regeneration in animals could open new insights to direct related research in the field of hand surgery. This article briefly reviews the biology of limb regeneration in salamanders and experimental mice, with special emphasis on implications for hand surgery.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

5.

KEYWORDS:

hand; mice; nAG; regeneration; salamander

PMID:
24619249
DOI:
10.1177/1753193414526109
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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