Effect of topical insulin on cutaneous wound healing in rats with or without acute diabetes

Apikoglu-Rabus S., Izzettin F. V., Turan P., ERCAN F.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.35, no.2, pp.180-185, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Diabetes is a condition known even in its early stages to impair the normal course of wound healing, thus leading to chronic wounds. The role of insulin in the regulation of energy metabolism, protein synthesis, cell differentiation and growth suggests that this hormone could also play an essential role in regulation of wound healing.