Proteomics in chronic wound research : potentials in healing and health
Chronic wounds, such as venous and diabetic leg ulcers, represent a significant health and financial burden to individuals and healthcare systems. In worst case scenarios this condition may require the amputation of an affected limb, with significant impact on patient quality of life and health. Presently there are no clinical biochemical analyses used in the diagnosis and management of this condition; moreover few biochemical therapies are accessible to patients. This presents a significant challenge in the efficient and efficacious treatment of chronic wounds by medical practitioners. A number of protein-centric investigations have analysed the wound environment and implicated a suite of molecular species predicted to be involved in the initiation or perpetuation of the condition. However, comprehensive proteomic investigation is yet to be engaged in the analysis of chronic wounds for the identification of molecular diagnostic/prognostic markers of healing or therapeutic targets. This review examines clinical chronic wound research and recommends a path towards proteomic investigation for the discovery of medically significant targets. Additionally, the supplementary documents associated with this review provide the first comprehensive summary of protein-centric, small molecule and elemental analyses in clinical chronic wound research.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Chronic wound, Leg ulcer, Diabetes, Proteomic application|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (060100) > Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) (060109)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2014 23:15|
|Last Modified:||22 Jan 2017 10:06|
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