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Int J Pept. 2012;2012:532519. doi: 10.1155/2012/532519. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

Platelet-rich plasma peptides: key for regeneration.

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Subsección de Biología Celular y Tisular, Escuela Médico Militar, Universidad del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea, 11200 México City, MEX, Mexico.

Abstract

Platelet-derived Growth Factors (GFs) are biologically active peptides that enhance tissue repair mechanisms such as angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling, and cellular effects as stem cells recruitment, chemotaxis, cell proliferation, and differentiation. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used in a variety of clinical applications, based on the premise that higher GF content should promote better healing. Platelet derivatives represent a promising therapeutic modality, offering opportunities for treatment of wounds, ulcers, soft-tissue injuries, and various other applications in cell therapy. PRP can be combined with cell-based therapies such as adipose-derived stem cells, regenerative cell therapy, and transfer factors therapy. This paper describes the biological background of the platelet-derived substances and their potential use in regenerative medicine.

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