Gold is the earliest form of medicine used for centuries to treat physical, mental and spiritual diseases. Since gold has anti-inflammatory properties, it has been successfully used in the rheumatology field. However, gold has serious side effects like allergy, renal, oral or skin mucosal complications. Hence, these issues led to an urgent interruption of gold therapy.
Recently, scientists introduced a technology named GOLDIC (Gold Induced Cytokines) to evade the onset of these side effects. The GOLDIC therapy develops contact between specially designed gold particles with the endogenous blood cells outside the body. This process enhances active substances such as growth factors, cytokines and proteins, especially ‘Gelsolin’. Gelsolin is a key protein responsible for cell structure, regulation and metabolism. Hence, the significant production of gelsolin promotes inflammation and reduces side effects .
Moreover, gelsolin plays a significant role in the differentiation of stem cells into cartilage . Once the serum gets enhanced due to gelsolin production, it is injected into the affected area to accelerate recovery. Even the gelsolin-mediated stem cell activation can work as a new approach to activate the body’s natural repair mechanism .