Skin Tissue Models

Skin Tissue Models

1st Edition - November 14, 2017

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  • Editors: Alexandra Marques, Rui Reis, Rogério Pirraco, Mariana Cerqueria
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105450
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110003

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Skin Tissue Models provides a translational link for biomedical researchers on the interdisciplinary approaches to skin regeneration. As the skin is the largest organ in the body, engineered substitutes have critical medical application to patients with disease and injury – from burn wounds and surgical scars, to vitiligo, psoriasis and even plastic surgery. This volume offers readers preliminary description of the normal structure and function of mammalian skin, exposure to clinical problems and disease, coverage of potential therapeutic molecules and testing, skin substitutes, models as study platforms of skin biology and emerging technologies. The editors have created a table of contents which frames the relevance of skin tissue models for researchers as platforms to study skin biology and therapeutic approaches for different skin diseases, for clinicians as tissue substitutes, and for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as alternative test substrates that can replace animal models.

Key Features

  • Offers descriptions of the normal structure/function of mammalian skin, exposure to clinical problems, and more
  • Presents coverage of skin diseases (cancer, genodermatoses, vitiligo and psoriasis) that extends to clinical requirements and skin diseases in vitro models
  • Addresses legal requirements and ethical concerns in drugs and cosmetics in vitro testing
  • Edited and authored by internationally renowned group of researchers, presenting the broadest coverage possible


Researchers in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, cell biology and biomedical engineering; clinicians in dermatology and plastic surgery

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 – Therapeutic Molecules and Cosmetics Testing
    1. Cosmetic industry requirements regarding skin models for cosmetic testing
      Christian Pellevoisin, Charbel Bouez, José Cotovio
    2. Overall perspective on the clinical importance of skin models
      Yusef Yousuf, Saeid Amini-Nik, Marc G. Jeschke,

    Section 2 - Skin Diseases: clinical demands and diseased-skin in vitro models
    3. In vitro models of Melanoma
      Dagmar Kulms, Friedegund Meier
    4. Organotypic and humanized animal models of genodermatoses
      Esteban Chacón-Solan, Sara Guerrero-Aspizua, Lucía Martínez-Santamaría, Marcela Del Rio, Fernando Larcher
    5. In vitro models of Psoriasis
      Bryan Roy, Mélissa Simard, Isabelle Lorthois, Audrey Bélanger, Maxim Maheux, Alexandra Duque-Fernandez, Geneviève Rioux, Philippe Simard, Marianne Deslauriers, Louis-Charles Masson, Alexandre Morin and Roxane Pouliot
    6. In vitro models of Vitiligo
    Muriel Cario-André, Katia Boniface, François-Xavier Bernard, Alain Taieb, Maria Lucia Dell’Anna, Julien Seneschal
    7. In vitro models of squamous cell carcinoma
      Elizabeth Pavez Loriè, Hans-Jürgen Stark, Manuel Berning, Petra Boukamp

    Section 3 – Skin Substitutes: Clinical demands and skin tissue equivalents
    8. Strategies to promote the vascularization of skin substitutes after transplantation
      Jennifer Bourland, Julie Fradette
    9. On the path to scarring-free skin regeneration approaches
      Mohammed Ashrafi, Adam Hague, Mohamed Baguneid, Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Ardeshir Bayat
    10. Pre-clinical Models for Wound Healing Studies
      Irena Pastar, Liang Liang, Andrew P Sawaya, Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, George D Glinos, Stephan Drakulich, Vivien Chen, Olivera Stojadinovic, Stephen C Davis, and Marjana Tomic-Canic
    11. The importance of targeting inflammation in skin regeneration
      Megan Schrementi, Lin Chen, Luisa Ann DiPietro

    Section 4 – In Vitro Models as study platforms of skin Biology
    12. In Vitro Models to study hair follicles generation
      Ana Korosec, Beate Maria Lichtenberger
    13. In Vitro Models to study cutaneous innervation mechanisms
      Nicolas Lebonvallet, Christelle Le Gall-Ianotto, Jérémy Chéret, Raphaël Leschiera, Matthieu Talagas, Raphaële Le Garrec, Virginie Buhé, Killian L’herondelle, Olivier Gouin, Mehdi Sakka, Nicholas Boulais, Ulysse Pereira, Jean-Luc Carré, Laurent Misery
    14. Skin in vitro models to study dermal white adipose tissue role in skin healing
      Manuela E. L. Lago, Mariana T. Cerqueira, Rogério P. Pirraco, Rui L. Reis, Alexandra P. Marques
    15. Immunocompetent in vitro skin models
      Victoria Hutter, Stewart B Kirton, David YS Chau

    Section 5 - Emerging technologies for the development of 3D skin models
    16. Additive manufacturing in the development of 3D skin models
      Kelsey Retting, Deborah G. Nguyen
    17. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Potential to generate skin tissue models
      Olga Kashpur, Avi Smith, Nailia Mukhamedshina, Jeremy Baskin, Yulia Shamis, Kyle Hewitt, Behzad Gerami-Naini, Jonathan A. Garlick
    18. Requirements of skin tissue models for high throughput screening
      Stephanie H. Mathes, Christian N. Parker

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 14, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105450
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110003

About the Editors

Alexandra Marques

Alexandra Pinto Marques graduated in Biochemistry (1997) in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal, attended a one year specialisation course as part of the Biomedical Engineering Master/Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (1998) and obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Technology - Biomaterials in the University of Minho, Portugal and in cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UK (2004). She is Principal Investigator, a founder member and Vice-Director of the 3B’s Research Group, a Research Unit of the University of Minho, Portugal, where she has been build her career in the field of skin tissue engineering. She has been integrating stem cells and biomaterials knowledge into tissue engineering as a way to define innovative strategies to improve the functionality of skin tissue engineered constructs. The establishment of in vitro 3D culture platforms to understand cellular crosstalk as well to be able to modulate the engineered constructs outcome has been the focus of her work. She has been awarded successive career grants among which a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (2016).

Affiliations and Expertise

PI, 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal

Rui Reis

Dr. Rui Reis is Vice-President for Research and Innovation of University of Minho, Portugal, Director of 3B’s Research Group and Director of ICVS/3B´s Associate Laboratory, both of UMinho. He’s the CEO of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the Coordinator of the Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, the Global Past-President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. He’s edited 18 books, 10 special issue journals, 280 book chapters and has more than 1225 published works listed on ISI Web of Knowledge, being an inventor of around 70 patents. He’s been awarded many important international prizes, including the TERMIS-EU contributions to the literature Award and the TERMIS-EU Career Achievement Award, and recently the UNESCO- International Life Sciences Award and the IET A. F. Harvey Engineering Research Prize.

Affiliations and Expertise

President of Institute 3B’s, University of Minho; Director of the Associated Laboratory ICVS/3B’s and of the European Institute of Excellence in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (EXPERTISSUES); Full Professor of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, University of Minho, Barco, Portugal

Rogério Pirraco

Rogério P. Pirraco (born 1982 Porto, Portugal) concluded his four year-graduation in Applied Biology in 2005, at the University of Minho and his PhD at the same university in 2011. During his PhD, he spent a total of one year at Professor Teruo Okano’s Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science of the Tokyo’s Women Medical University in Tokyo, Japan, where he acquired knowledge in cell sheet engineering and its application in animal models. In 2016, Rogério got a 5 year FCT IF contract (career development grant from the Portuguese Science and Technology Agency) that will allow him to pursue his research interests in an independent way. Currently, his research interests are focused on the use of cell sheet engineering, stem cells and hypoxia for Tissue Engineering strategies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-Doc Researcher, 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal

Mariana Cerqueria

Mariana T. Cerqueira (born in 1983 in Porto, Portugal) concluded four years graduation in Biology (2006), in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, performing a final work thesis at Stem Cell Laboratory, King’s College London, UK, where she got the opportunity of the first contact with the latest cutting edge research. She carried out her academic career by joining 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, where she concluded a PhD in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells (2013), as the first graduated student in the field of Skin Regeneration in the group and where she has been working since then. After concluding a Post-Doctoral fellowship awarded by Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, Mariana currently works as an Invited Assistant Researcher. By taking advantage of the knowledge acquainted during graduate studies and novel collaborations established, she has been focused on the development of different skin tissue engineering strategies by exploring mainly stem cell-based approaches to fine tune their role in different types of wounds. She has been publishing several works in refereed journals, awarded two front covers in international journals, and in international conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-Doc Researcher, 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal

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