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Amino Acids. 1996 Mar;10(1):59-71. doi: 10.1007/BF00806093.

Effect of taurine on wound healing.

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Department of Physiology, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Beşevler, TR-06510, Ankara, Turkey.


Taurine which has antioxidant effects is also known to have effects on cell proliferation, inflammation and collagenogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of taurine on incisional skin wounds.The mice incised on the dorsal area were divided into control and experimental groups. Saline was injected intraperitoneally to half of the animals in the control group and locally applied to the other half. Fifty mM taurine solution was given intraperitoneally to the first half of the experimental animals and locally to the second half of the experimental group.After four days of treatment, malondialdehyde (MDA) and histamine levels as well as the tensile strength of the wound tissue were measured. Structural alterations in epidermis and dermis were histologically evaluated.The locally administreated taurine significantly increased wound tensile strength by decreasing the MDA and histamine levels and prevented the degranulation of the mast cells. These observations suggest that taurine may be useful on wound healing.


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