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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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ROCHA, Carolina de Lourdes Julião Vieira; ROCHA JUNIOR, Adeir Moreira; AARESTRUP, Beatriz Julião Vieira  and  AARESTRUP, Fernando Monteiro. Inhibition of cyclooxygenase 2 expression in NOD mice cutaneous wound by low-level laser therapy. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp.175-181. ISSN 1677-5449.

BACKGROUND: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been reported to modulate the healing of wounds by inducing an increase in fibroblast number associated with increased expression of the cytokine transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2). OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the effect of LLLT on expression of COX2 at the site of tissue repair was evaluated, using an experimental model with non obese diabetic mice (NOD) to study cutaneous wound healing. METHODS: Thirty NOD mice were used, of which 14 were diabetic and were divided into two groups: group I (n=7) underwent a surgical procedure of skin wounds and group II (n=7) underwent a surgical procedure of skin wounds and treated with LLLT. Group II was submitted to LLLT in the following parameters: 15 mW of power, dose of 3.8 J/cm2 and exposure time of 20 seconds. Seven days after surgery and after laser application, animals were euthanized with an overdose of anesthesia and tissue samples were collected for subsequent histological analysis, histomorphometry and immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: The LLLT has promoted the inhibition of COX2 expression in skin wounds in mice diabetic. Taken together the results suggest that LLLT modulate the expression of COX2 improved the control of inflammatory reaction in cutaneous wound lesions in NOD mice. CONCLUSION: Taken together, the results suggested that LLLT is able to negatively modulate the expression of COX2 enzyme contributing to the inflammatory response in cutaneous wounds in NOD mice.

Keywords : mice, inbred NOD; cyclooxygenase 2; laser therapy, low-level.

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