Effects of epidermal growth factor dosage forms on mice full-thickness skin wound zinc levels and relation to wound strength

Gonul B., Soylemezoglu T., Babul A., Celebi N.

JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, vol.50, no.6, pp.641-644, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and zinc promote re-epithelization and reparative tissue strength by enhancing deposition of collagen at the site of the wound. In this study two EGF dosage forms were chosen to assess the effect of zinc levels on wound healing and for comparison with wound tear strengths.