Epidermal growth factor: layered silicate nanocomposites for tissue regeneration.

@article{Vaiana2011EpidermalGF,
  title={Epidermal growth factor: layered silicate nanocomposites for tissue regeneration.},
  author={Christopher A Vaiana and Mary Kathryn Leonard and Lawrence F. Drummy and Kristi M. Singh and Athanasios Bubulya and Richard A Vaia and Rajesh R. Naik and Madhavi P. Kadakia},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={3139-46}
}
Wound healing is a complex, multistep process that can be summarized into three stages, namely, hemostasis and inflammation, proliferation, and finally, tissue remodeling. Battlefield wound healing demands rapid hemostasis using clotting or cauterizing agents to immediately limit blood loss, but this occurs at the expense of proper tissue repair beyond hemostasis. Layered silicate clays such as kaolin and montmorillonite (MMT) have been previously shown to induce blood clotting due to their… CONTINUE READING