A Bilayer Engineered Skin Substitute for Wound Repair in an Irradiation-Impeded Healing Model on Rat

Abu Bakar, Mohd Hilmi and Hassan, Asma and Halim, Ahmad Sukari (2015) A Bilayer Engineered Skin Substitute for Wound Repair in an Irradiation-Impeded Healing Model on Rat. Advances in Wound Care, 4 (5). pp. 312-320. ISSN 2162-1918 (Printed) 2162-1934 (Online)

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Objective: An engineered skin substitute is produced to accelerate wound healing by increasing the mechanical strength of the skin wound via high production of collagen bundles. During the remodeling stage of wound healing, collagen deposition is the most important event. The collagen deposition process may be altered by nutritional deficiency, diabetes mellitus, microbial infection, or radiation exposure, leading to impaired healing. This study describes the fabrication of an engineered bilayer skin substitute and evaluates its effectiveness for the production of collagen bundles in an impaired healing model. Approach: Rats were exposed to 10 Gy of radiation. Two months postirradiation, the wounds were excised and treated with one of three skin replacement products: bilayer engineered skin substitutes, chitosan skin templates, or duodermª. The collagen deposition was analyzed by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Results: On day 21 postwound, the irradiated wounds displayed increased collagen bundle deposition after treatment using bilayer engineered skin substitutes (3.4 – 0.25) and chitosan skin templates (3.2 – 0.58) compared with duoderm (2.0 – 0.63). Innovation: We provide the first report on the fabrication of bilayer engineered skin substitutes using high density human dermal fibroblasts cocultured with HFSCs on chitosan skin templates. Conclusion: The high density of fibroblasts significantly increases the penetration of cells into chitosan skin templates, contributing to the fabrication of bilayer engineered skin substitute.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2015 06:47
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3334

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