Plasma protein injections speed diabetic wound healing

05/21/2013 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A researcher in Sweden found that injecting a plasma protein at the site of chronic wounds in diabetic mice significantly improved the rate of healing. Yue Shen, a doctoral student working on his thesis, found that plasminogen, which was lacking in the mice, stimulated inflammation that helps the healing process. Scientists are planning clinical human studies.

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