Plasma Proteins and Wound Healing
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Injury elicits a number of metabolic and physiologic responses at the site of tissue damage and throughout the body. Among these changes are the increased hepatic synthesis of a number of plasma proteins, the acute phase response, which results in an increase in the plasma concentration of these proteins. Some of these proteins appear to localize specifically around the site of injury while others accumulate at the wound seemingly as a result of greater capillary permeability. There is considerable evidence, in some instances admittedly circumstantial, that the resultant increase in plasma protein availability markedly facilitates wound healing. This review was undertaken to assemble and evaluate this evidence.
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