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Biomedical Research and Therapy

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Platelet-rich plasma in regenerative medicine

  • Guhta Ra HaraAffiliated withBiomedical Science Center Email author 
  • , Thaha BasuAffiliated withBiomedical Science Center

Abstract

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains at least seven growth factors including epidermal, plateletderived, transforming, vascular endothelial, fibroblast, insulin-like and keratinocyte growth factor. The therapeutic effect of PRP occurs because of the high concentration of these growth factors compared with those found in normal plasma. In recent years, PRP is widely used across many clinical fields, especially in regenerative medicine. This review aimed at presenting an overview of the applications of PRP in regenerative medicine. The mechanisms of PRP effects on healing are also stated in this review.

Keywords

Growth factors Platelet Platelet rich plasma PRP Regenerative medicine Stem Cells