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Collagen metabolism during wound healing in rats. The aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen in serum and wound fluid in relation to formation of granulation tissue

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The aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) in serum has been shown to correlate with fibrillogenesis, and thus to be a potential direct marker of type III collagen deposition. The aim of the study was to investigate the correlation between changes in serum PIIINP and formation of granulation tissue during pharmacological suppression. Granulation tissue was induced in rats by the implantation of viscose cellulose sponges. Pharmacological suppression was achieved by cyclophosphamide treatment. To distinguish between the isolated effect of cyclophosphamide and the influence of the weight loss caused by treatment, weight loss caused by starvation was investigated. In untreated rats, serum PIIINP and wound fluid PIIINP were related to formation of granulation tissue (serum: r = 0.58, p < 0.05; wound fluid: r = 0.56, p < 0.05). In rats treated with cyclophosphamide, collagen deposition and formation of granulation tissue were markedly reduced, as compared within the untreated rats (6% vs 33%, p = 0.01). Wound fluid PIIINP reflected the sparse collagen deposition (r = 0.48, p < 0.05), whereas serum PIIINP decreased (-35%, p < 0.01) and was not correlated with the formation of granulation tissue. In starved rats, with a weight loss of 8%, formation of granulation tissue, vascular density, and collagen deposition were not reduced. Wound fluid PIIINP reflected the formation of granulation tissue (r = 0.52, p < 0.05), whereas serum PIIINP remained unchanged despite normal formation of granulation tissue. Starvation of rats without implants caused a decrease in serum PIIINP (-33%(-)-48%, p < 0.01). We conclude that during cyclophosphamide treatment and after a moderate weight loss, serum PIIINP is not a valid marker of fibrillogenesis. However, in normal rats with free access to food, changes in serum PIIINP mirror fibrillogenesis. Furthermore, our study provides experimental evidence consistent with the hypothesis that wound fluid PIIINP directly mirrors the local formation of granulation tissue, independent of weight loss and cyclophosphamide treatment.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAPMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica
Vol/bind101
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)557-64
Antal sider8
ISSN0903-4641
StatusUdgivet - jul. 1993

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