Regenerative medicine has had a growing interest in health care, in the past several decades. This type of treatment focuses on engineering tissue to repair, restore and regenerate cells with its natural cell regeneration processes.
While cell regeneration has many opportunities, it also provides unique challenges, because the cells must be kept alive and in a healthy state for mitosis to occur. Cell regeneration can be a long process, but research by ProtoKinetix shows an increased success in the cell viability that is used for regenerative medicine.
Still in the research stage, ProtoKinetix, is exploring cell regeneration through the use of anti-aging glycopeptide or AAGP®. These small, synthetic molecules are highly bio-available, meaning that they are easily absorbed and used throughout the body to regenerate cell structure.
Increased Cell Viability and Functionality
Recent studies done by ProtoKinetix show that AAGP® can protect cells from these stresses, and on average, cell survival increased by over 55%. In a laboratory, cells protected by AAGP® were tested by different environmental factors, such as temperature changes and radiation, which can be detrimental to cell growth.
Temperature: To be viable a cell must be kept between 96.8°F and 98.6°F for optimal growth.
Radiation: Cells with radiation greater than 500 mSv do not survive, yet lower doses of radiation can still harm the cell’s structure and DNA.
Not only does AAGP® keep cells healthy, but it also ensures they work properly. To check this, scientists have used stem cell markers and CD34+ functionality tests, as well as live animal studies. In one experiment, diabetic mice received insulin-producing islet cells treated with AAGP®. After 40 days, this group of mice had 40% lower blood sugar levels, compared to mice that got islet cells without AAGP® first.
Benefits of AAGP®
When it comes to regenerative medicine, AAGP® is a leading solution, because:
- Well-researched: AAGP® has been studied extensively to understand its properties and benefits, over various health applications.
- Highly bio-available: This treatment can be easily absorbed and used throughout the body.
- Increases cell viability: Well documented history that protects cells from damage and promotes their growth and function.
- Protects against inflammation: Helps reduce inflammation and prevent chronic conditions associated with inflammation.
- Non-toxic: This medical breakthrough is 100% safe for humans and functions without side effects common in other treatments.
Four uses for regenerative medicine
As many as 12 million Americans are vision impaired. In ophthalmology, regenerative medicine can restore retina cells, leading to a cure in Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Uveitis and more.
ProtoKinetix is discovering breakthroughs in skin recovery, researching its viability to protect from inflammation, UV radiation and burn recovery. This research study suggests that AAGP® can protect skin against UVC and UVA rays that can harm skin cells.
Whether it’s part of an organ, or a whole organ transplant, regenerative medicine has been proven to restore the cells and the function of organs that have been transplanted. This presents an opportunity for people with autoimmune disorders to find healing from their symptoms. Learn more about how a transplant of insulin producing cells helped control Type 1 Diabetes in patients.
Biomanufacturing is the use of living cells to produce medicine. This is currently being researched as treatment for cell therapy and cancer immunotherapy.
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Read about the research that’s been conducted through international laboratory testing, done by some of the best researchers around the world. Each step along the rigorous research journey brings us closer to major breakthroughs that heal and improve the quality of life for millions of people. Learn more about how ProtoKinetix is transforming the future of medicine.