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Taurine And Wound Healing

Discussion in 'Scientific Studies' started by Dan Wich, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Dan Wich

    Dan Wich Member

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    Thanks to the large-brained Flávio:
    Pubmed source

    And a second study with similar results from a gel form (maybe a product is in development?):
    Pubmed source
     
  2. aguilaroja

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    Thanks for the findings!

    This reference suggests that skin lesions from the parasite infection Leishmaniasis have improved healing with taurine either topical or systemic (injected). (Taurine did not reduce the number of parasites from the infection itself.)

    Taurine improves the wound healing process in cutaneous leishmaniasis in mice model, based on stereological parameters. - PubMed - NCBI
    Taurine improves the wound healing process in cutaneous leishmaniasis in mice model, based on stereological parameters.
    Ashkani-Esfahani S1, Zarifi F1, Asgari Q2, Samadnejad AZ1, Rafiee S1, Noorafshan A3.
    Adv Biomed Res. 2014 Oct 7;3:204. doi: 10.4103/2277-9175.142314. eCollection 2014.

    There are, notably, two recent studies suggesting taurine may help gingival wound healing. (The first has different authors but comes from the same university center as the first article mentioned in the original post).

    Effect of the topical use of the antioxidant taurine on the two basement membrane proteins of regenerating oral gingival epithelium. - PubMed - NCBI
    Effect of the topical use of the antioxidant taurine on the two basement membrane proteins of regenerating oral gingival epithelium.
    Gültekin SE1, Sengüven B, Sofuoğlu A, Taner L, Koch M.
    J Periodontol. 2012 Jan;83(1):127-34. doi: 10.1902/jop.2011.100568. Epub 2011 May 16.
    "RESULTS: Complete new epithelial formation was observed in 1% taurine-treated gingivectomy specimens, whereas incomplete regeneration of the epithelium was observed in control gingivectomy specimens (P <0.05). The length of the newly formed epithelium showed a negative correlation with inflammation in the taurine group (P = -0.712; P <0.05)."

    This study used oral Taurine (only 500 mg once per day) after gum surgery, in a cross-over trial:

    Evaluation of the efficacy of taurine as an antioxidant in the management of patients with chronic periodontitis. - PubMed - NCBI
    Evaluation of the efficacy of taurine as an antioxidant in the management of patients with chronic periodontitis
    Evaluation of the efficacy of taurine as an antioxidant in the management of patients with chronic periodontitis.
    Sree SL1, Sethupathy S2.
    Dent Res J (Isfahan). 2014 Mar;11(2):228-33
    "...taurine seems to improve the antioxidant status of chronic periodontitis patients by influencing the levels of lipid peroxidation products (TBARS) and the antioxidant enzymes GPX and GSH. The apparent improvement observed in the clinical parameters (namely probing pocket depth and clinical attachment level) following administration of taurine also reflects the same."
     
  3. Lin

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    I have receding gums. Wondering if they would benefit from a mouthwash of taurine powder diluted in water... or maybe even put the taurine solution in the waterpik...
     
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    Did you try this?
     
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