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BPC 157 as an effective therapy for muscle crush injury

This trial shows that BPC157 accelerates muscle healing and to restore full muscle function!

 

Surgery-Today-JournalSurgery Today Journal
August 2008, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 716-725

Gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 as an effective therapy for muscle crush injury in the rat
Purpose
Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 accelerates the healing of a transected Achilles tendon and a transected quadriceps muscle. It may also be of clinical relevance as a systemic and local peptide treatment for crush injury of a major muscle, such as gastrocnemius muscle complex. BPC 157 is effective without a carrier, and it is presently undergoing trials for inflammatory bowel disease, and no toxicity has so far been reported.

Methods
In crushed rats (force delivered 0.727 Ns/cm2), BPC 157 was applied either intraperitoneally or locally, as a thin cream layer, immediately after injury (sacrifice at 2 h), and once a day for 14 days.

Results
BPC 157 improved muscle healing, macroscopically (less hematoma and edema, no post-injury leg contracture), microscopically, functionally, and also based on enzyme activity (creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase).

 

Conclusion
BPC 157, at all investigated intervals, given locally or intraperitoneally, accelerated post-injury muscle healing and also helped to restore the full function.

 

Key words
BPC 157 Crush injury Peptide therapy Muscle regeneration Rat

Source for this article: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00595-007-3706-2

 

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Pharmacological properties of peptide BPC 157

This trial demonstrates the multi-capabilities of BPC157 to repair and protect numerous organs in our body.

 

Inflammopharmacology-Journal

Inflammo Pharmacology Journal
March 1999, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 1-14

Abstract

The reported beneficial effects of the gastric mucosal derived pentadecapeptide BPC 157 (Gly Glu Pro Pro Pro Gly Lys Pro Ala Asp Asp Ala Gly Leu Val, M.W. 1419) on different organ lesions are reviewed.

Apart from the effects on various gastrointestinal lesions, the potentially beneficial effect on pancreas, liver injuries, endothelium and heart damage, i.e. dysrhythmias following reoxygenation, and blood pressure, along with effect on experimental acute/chronic inflammation, wound and fracture (pseudoarthrosis) healing are described.

It appears that these beneficial effects all together provide a particular network reflecting activity of a special peptidergic defence system. In support of this concept, it appears that there are interactions of this pentadecapeptide with many important systems (namely, dopamine-, NO-, prostaglandin-, somatosensory neurone-systems), that could provide a basis for the observed protective effects. Moreover, since disturbance of these systems’ functions (i.e. dopamine-, NO-, somatosensory neuronal-system) which manifest either over-activity or as inhibition, may contribute to the multiple lesions in different organs.

The reported evidence that this pentadecapeptide is able to counteract both their over-action, and their inhibition, may suggest this pentadecapeptide as a new, but most probably essential physiological defence system and that should be further investigated.

 

Key words:
BPC 157 (PL-10) gastrointestinal lesions acute pancreatitis liver lesions inflammation and pain heart blood pressure behaviour physiological defence system

Source for this article: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10787-999-0022-z

 

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