Scientists find molecule that hinders diabetic wound healing

02/6/2014 | eMaxHealth.com

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have determined that a molecule called PGC-1 alpha, which may help grow new blood vessels in injured muscle tissue, has the opposite effect in endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, where it prevents healing. This can be a serious problem for people with diabetic wounds. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, also indicated that elevated blood sugar levels can trigger high levels of PGC-1 alpha.

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