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Title: Effects of antioxidants on pyridinoline cross-link formation in culture supernatants of fibroblasts from normal skin and hypertrophic scars
Authors: Wan, KC
Chan, HP
Hung, LK
Wu, HT
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Source: Clinical and experimental dermatology, 2002, v. 27, no. 6, p. 507-512 How to cite?
Journal: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 
Abstract: Free radicals are normally generated in many metabolic pathways. They are closely associated with inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of free radicals and their antioxidants on the formation of pyridinoline using human fibroblasts from normal skin and hypertrophic scars. The significance of the increase in pyridinoline cross-links is that large quantities have been found in hypertrophic scars formed post-burn than in normal skin, and that catalase was effective in reducing the pyridinoline cross-link formation in hypertrophic scars. The pyridinoline cross-link concentration expressed in nM/μg hydroxyl proline was found to be higher in the culture supernatants of the fibroblasts from hypertrophic scars (9.04 ± 2.74) than that of normal skin (7.55 ± 2.1). When the human fibroblasts from normal skin and hypertrophic scar were subject to hydroxyl radicals generated by the Fenton reaction, there was no significant increase in pyridinoline cross-link concentration (nM/μg hydroxyl proline) in the supernatants compared with the control. When the controls plus various treatments with free radicals were subject to different antioxidants, including superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and desferrioxamine, it was found that catalase alone was most effective in scavenging hydroxyl radicals as determined by the decrease in pyridinoline cross-links.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/14846
ISSN: 0307-6938
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2002.01096.x
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