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Nambu M.,National DefenseMedical College | Nambu M.,Juntendo University | Yanagibayashi S.,National DefenseMedical College | Yamamoto N.,National DefenseMedical College | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Tissue Engineering | Year: 2011

We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of an atelocollagen matrix containing autologous adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) on wound healing in diabetic (db/db) mice. Cultured ASCs from db/db mice and from db/+ mice secreted identical amounts of growth factors, cytokines, and type I collagen. ASCs from db/db mice proliferated at the same rate as those from db/+ mice. When DiI-labeled ASCs were applied to full-thickness round skin wounds on the backs of diabetic db/db mice, histological observation at 2 weeks showed that red fluorescent-labeled tissues were formed in the epidermis, dermis, and capillaries. Twelve db/db mice were treated with either matrix alone or matrix containing ASCs and then sacrificed at 1 or 2 weeks. A histological examination demonstrated significantly advanced granulation tissue formation, capillary formation, and epithelialization in those wounds treated with atelocollagen matrix containing ASCs, compared with wounds treated with matrix alone. © 2011 Masaki Nambu et al.

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