About the Authors

Raja K Sivamani

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America

Christine E Pullar

¤ Current address: Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America

Catherine G Manabat-Hidalgo

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America

David M Rocke

Affiliation Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America

Richard C Carlsen

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America

David G Greenhalgh

Affiliations Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America , Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, Sacramento, California, United States of America

R. Rivkah Isseroff

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rrisseroff@ucdavis.edu

Affiliations Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California, United States of America , Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, Sacramento, California, United States of America , Wound Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern California Health Care System, Mather, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

RRI and CEP are named in a patent application submitted by the University of California for the use of beta adrenergic agents in modulating wound repair.

Author Contributions

RKS, CEP, CGM-H, DGG, and RRI contributed to the design of the experiments. RCC and DGG provided oversight on the murine burn wound protocols. RKS and CGM-H conducted all of the experiments and RKS, CEP, CGM-H, DGG, and RRI participated in data analysis and interpretation. DMR conducted the statistical analysis. RKS, CGM-H, and RRI participated in writing this report, and RRI critically edited the manuscript. All authors have read and approved the final version.