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Mol Med Rep. 2014 Apr;9(4):1277-82. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2014.1921. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Moist exposed burn ointment promotes cutaneous excisional wound healing in rats involving VEGF and bFGF.

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Scientific Experimental Center, Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise, Guangxi 533000, P.R. China.
The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, Guangxi 530023, P.R. China.


Cutaneous delayed wounds are a challenging clinical problem, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) exhibit key roles in wound healing. Moist exposed burn ointment (MEBO), a Chinese burn ointment with a USA patented formulation, has been reported to promote chronic ischemic and neurogenic ulcer healing in patients; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, MEBO significantly promoted the formation of granulation tissue in cutaneous excisional wounds, shortened the time of wound healing, and increased neovascularization and the number of fibroblasts. Furthermore, as well as enhancing the protein expression, MEBO application also increased the gene expression of VEGF and bFGF. The results indicate that MEBO promotes cutaneous excisional wound healing by at least partially enhancing VEGF and bFGF production, implicating the potential uses of MEBO for delayed cutaneous wound healing.

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