Copper nanoparticles in wound healing: a review

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P. Anandhi, S. Rajeshkumar


Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process that occurs in the human body which has four precise and highly programmed stages: haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodelling.  Many factors can interfere with this one or more phases, thus causing impaired wound healing. This article reviews the recent studies on the copper nanoparticles that aid in wound healing process and also the potential biomedical applications involved. The biomedical potential of copper nanoparticles discussed include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, neuroprotective activities. A better understanding of the potent effects of copper nanoparticles on wound repair may lead to therapeutics that leads to rapid wound healing process with low dose, side-effects than conventional wound treatments

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