BPC-157 (pentadecapeptide) is an injectable peptide developed for alleviating stomach ulcers. It is characterized by its ability to accelerate the healing of a huge variety of wounds such as skin, cornea, muscle, colon, bone defects and tendons. BCP-157 is a sequence of body protection compound formed of 15 amino acids. Its most remarkable healing properties are granulation tissue (formed at the site of an injury to begin a healing process), angiogenesis (formation of vessels) and production of collagen (a protein that provides structural support, strength, and elasticity to the human body).
Molecular Formula: C62H98N15O22
Molecular Weight: 1419.556 g/mol
PubChem CID: 108101
BCP-157, Collagen and Healing:
Our bodies are made collagen, a protein that endows the body with strength and stamina. Collagen gives young skin its smooth appearance, and connects bone with muscle. In fact, collagen holds the entire anatomy together, providing the bed of tissue through which blood vessels deliver nutrients to vital organs. Damage to this tissue disrupts the blood supply, causing the skin to appear unhealthy until the tissue repairs itself and the blood supply returns.
Angiogenesis or the formation of new blood vessels, and the generation of granular tissue at the site of a skin injury is essential to healing, and experts believe that BCP-157 has the quality of initiating these processes. The peptide also seems to boost the production of collagen.
BCP-157 may work by stimulating fibroblasts, cells found in the connective tissues of animals, to produce collagen and other structural tissues.
The Benefits of BCP-157:
When treated with BCP-157, individuals undergoing tendon-bone reconstructive surgery recover more quickly than average. This may be due to the action of the peptide upon the fibroblasts present in tendon tissue.
The advantage of rapid healing is a benefit for manual labourers who need to get back to work, and athletes who want to rejoin the competitive world. This peptide also seems effective in treating intestinal tissue, damaged by fistulas because of the association of BCP-157 with tissue regeneration.
– it is a component of gastric juice;
– regulates the formation mechanisms of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
– it has a protective effect on the inner surface of the vessels;
– regulates the growth and formation of new blood vessels;
– it has an anti-inflammatory effect in the event of pathologies;
– prevents the appearance of inflammation;
– accelerates wound healing (stimulates connective tissue cell growth);
– it has a neuro-protective effect in CNS pathologies;
– promotes regeneration of many tissues and organs.
BPC-157 is under active investigation in a number of cell culture and animal models. The peptide shows a great deal of promise not just as therapeutic agent for promoting wound healing and regulating vascular growth, but as a tool for investigating these processes to better understand their control. Research using BPC-157 has the potential to shed a great deal of light on angiogensis in particular, a process that is not only crtical to wound healing, but that plays extensive roles in growth, cancer development, and embryogenesis.