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[The expression of platelet-derived growth factor-A and its receptor in acute radiation-induced skin ulcer in rats]

Authors: Cao, WH  Chai, JK  Yang, ZX  Wang, DW  Sheng, ZY 
Citation: Cao WH, etal., Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi. 2005 Oct;21(5):359-62.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:16383039

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the dynamic expression of platelet-derived growth factor-A (PDGF-A) and its receptor alpha (PDGFR-alpha) in different acute radiation-induced skin ulcers, and to explore the underlying mechanism involved in retarded healing of the ulcer. METHODS: The model of acute radiation-induced skin ulcers in rats was replicated with 50 Gy 60Co gamma rays to the skin (radiation group, R, n = 55), rats with full - thickness skin excision wounds as control group (T, n = 55), and 5 normal rats to serve as normal control (NC) group. The expression of PDGF-A and PDGFR-alpha protein and PDGF-A mRNA was respectively assessed by means of histochemistry and in situ RT-PCR. RESULTS: No PDGF-A expression was identified in the rat skin in NC group. The expression of PDGF-A and PDGFR were reduced in R group during inflammatory responsive and granulation formation periods (14 - 28 days after radiation, the IA value of PDGF-A varied from 14.0 +/- 1.2 to 20.3 +/- 1.2 compared with that in T group in which the IA value of PDGF-A at the same period (3 - 9 days after injury) varied from 20.0 +/- 1.6 to 28.3 +/- 1.0, and reduced gradually during scar formation period (55 days after radiation). CONCLUSION: The reduction of PDGF-A and PDGFR-expression may be partially involved in the mechanism of retarded healing of acute radiation-induced skin ulcers.

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RGD ID: 2292163
Created: 2008-04-11
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2008-04-11
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