Wound healing is a complex process affected by various conditions, including oxidative stress. The present study explored the time-dependent effects of platelet-derived growth factor (PGDF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) administration on oxidative markers during acute stage wound healing. Thirty-six Wistar rats were distributed into three major groups; skin wounds were inflicted in all groups. The wounds were either left untreated (control group), treated topically with blank chitosan gel (blank chitosan gel group), or treated topically with a combination of PDGF and VEGF in chitosan gel (PDGF + VEGF chitosan gel group). Wounds were sampled on postsurgery days 3 and 7; samples were assayed for the oxidant markers nitric oxide (NOx) and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARs) and the antioxidant markers glutathione (GSH), ascorbic acid (AA), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. PDGF + VEGF administration increased and decreased NOx levels on days 3 and 7, respectively. PDGF + VEGF administration lowered TBARs levels, compared with blank chitosan gel administration, on day 7. PDGF + VEGF administration increased GSH levels. These results demonstrate that PDGF + VEGF administration changes oxidative status of wound tissue. This study provides valuable insights for the development of therapeutic targets that promote wound healing.
Wound healing, oxidative stress, PDGF, VEGF
DİNDAR, BAHAR; KALTALIOĞLU, KAAN; and CEVHER, ŞULE COŞKUN
"Efect of dual growth factor administration on oxidative markers during acute stage wound healing in rats,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 41:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol41/iss5/8