Plasminogen, a plasma protein, can be used as a novel medicine for chronic wound treatment to prevent amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to a doctoral thesis by Yue Shen, of the Industrial Doctoral School and Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University, in Umeå, Sweden.
In his thesis, Shen demonstrated that plasminogen acts as a key regulatory molecule of inflammation that can be used to treat different types of chronic wounds, including diabetic wounds, according to a university press release.Full Story »
Orthopedics Today, May 2013
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