Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versión impresa ISSN 0100-6991
EULALIO, José Neiva et al. Influence of the synthetic salmon calcitonin in cutaneous wound healing of the rats. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2007, vol.34, n.4, pp. 237-244. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912007000400008.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of synthetic salmon calcitonin on wound healing in dorsal skin of rats. Biochemical, biomechanical, and histological parameters were analyzed as well as possible relationships between them. METHODS: Seventy-two male rats were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. Surgical procedure comprised the creation of incisional cutaneous wound, which was subsequently sutured. Experimental group was treated with synthetic salmon calcitonin postoperatively. The animals were sacrificed in the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th postoperative days for wounded skin specimens removal for biochemical, biomechanical, and histological studies. RESULTS: In comparison to non-treated animals, a significant increase in hydroxyproline and collagen contents was observed in early and late proliferation phases of wound healing. Additionally, a significant increase in maximum rupture load in the late proliferation phase was observed. Histological findings corroborated biochemical and biomechanical results. CONCLUSION: Synthetic salmon calcitonin improved the wound healing process, but not in a linear constant fashion.
Palabras llave : Wound healing; Skin; Calcitonin; Hydroxyproline; Tensile strength.