Helping to Heal Diabetic Wounds

William G. Gilroy | Oct. 30, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Science

Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland ChangProfessors Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery, along with Mark Suckow, led the research.

University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound.

There are currently no therapeutics for diabetic wound healing. The current standard of care is palliative to keep the wound clean and free of infection. In the United States, 66,000 diabetic individuals each year undergo lower-limb amputations due to wounds that failed to heal.

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