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Parasitic Worm Spit Heals Wounds

News   May 25, 2017 | Original Article from James Cook University

 
Liver Fluke Granulin Structural Fold Provides Wound Healing Opportunity

Granulins are a family of protein growth factors that are involved in cell proliferation. An ortholog of granulin from the human parasitic liver fluke O. viverrini, known as Ov-GRN-1, induces angiogenesis and accelerates wound repair. J Med Chem 2017;60:4258–4266

 
 
 

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