Yue Lin

Nanjing University, Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: Aims: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play very important roles among all the growth factor in the process of wound healing. In this study, we aim to investigate how the fibroblasts and vascular endothelial cells can be affected on migration and proliferation by growth factor concentration gradient which could potentially provide a better therapeutic option for chronic wound. Methods: Cultured porcine vascular endothelial cells and fibroblasts in vitro. Stimulate vascular endothelial cell with VEGF in different concentration (0, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 ng/ml). We screened out three concentrations which are significant different in both proliferation and migration activity at each time point in order to create a concentration gradient. Different concentration of VEGF solution was soaked into collagen scaffold, then a concentration gradient scaffold was established. Collagen scaffold with constant concentration of VEGF (5, 25, 100 ng/ml) were set as control groups. Use the same method to examine the proliferation and migration of porcine fibroblasts under bFGF concentration gradient and constant concentration. Results: The proliferative activity was enhanced with the increasing concentration of VEGF/bFGF. The combination ratio between VEGF/bFGF and collagen scaffold was 42.35% and 38.23%, respectively. Simulating by different concentrations of VEGF/bFGF, both proliferation and migration of swine vascular endothelial cells/fibroblasts were promoted. Conclusion: Compared to the control group, the concentration gradient group made the migration of vascular endothelial cells and fibroblasts significantly increased, but difference were not significant for the proliferative activity of the cells.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: Glycyrrhizin (Gly) has been reported as an inhibitor of extracellular HMGB1 (high-mobility group box 1 protein) cytokine's activity, and protects spinal cord, liver, heart and brain against ischemia-reperfusion-induced injury in rats. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effect of Gly in rat skin thermal injury model and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250g) were randomly divided into control group, vehicle-treated and Gly-treated burn groups, each group contained eight animals. In the latter two groups, rats were subjected to 30% TBSA (Total Body Surface Area) full-thickness scald injury. In Gly-treated burn group, glycyrrhizin (60mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally immediately after and at 24th hour burn; in vehicle-treated burn group, Ringer's solution (4ml/kg, as a vehicle) was administered intraperitoneally immediately after and at 24th hour burn. The animals were sacrificed at 48h after injury. Aortic blood samples were obtained to detect tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) with ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay) kits. Lung, liver and kidney tissue samples were collected to determine the expression of HMGB1 mRNA and protein. HMGB1 mRNA level was semiquantitatively measured by Real-Time PCR using β-actin as an internal standard, and protein expression of HMGBI was determined by Western blot. Results: Severe skin scald injury caused a significant increase in plasma TNF-α and IL-1β versus the control group (P<0.001) in 48h after burns. Intraperitoneal administration of Gly (60mg/kg) significantly reduced the levels of serum TNF-α and IL-1β (P<0.01). Gly treatment reduced these biochemical indices accompanied by lower level of HMGB1 protein (P<0.05) and mRNA expression (P<0.01). Conclusion: These results demonstrate that Gly possesses an anti-inflammation effect to protect the remote organs from burn-induced injury.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · Burns
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    ABSTRACT: Background Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) have become a promising tool for a wide range of cell-based therapies. However, transplanted ADSCs do not survive well under ischemic conditions. In this study we aimed to inhibit oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced apoptosis of human ADSCs by genetic modification with antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2. Methods After isolation and culture, the phenotypes of human ADSCs at passage 3 were analyzed by flow cytometry. Then, genetic modification of ADSCs with Bcl-2 was carried out. Bcl-2 gene transfection was verified by Western blot analysis and multipotent differentiation properties were evaluated in Bcl-2-modified ADSCs (Bcl-2-ADSCs). Apoptosis was evaluated by a TUNEL assay under ischemic conditions induced by OGD. Apoptotic nuclei were also assessed and quantified by Hoechst staining. Results The cultured ADSCs expressed stem cell-associated markers CD29, CD34, CD44, and CD90, but not fibroblast marker HLA-DR or hematopoietic stem cell marker CD133. The Bcl-2 gene was transferred into ADSCs efficiently, and Bcl-2-ADSCs differentiated into adipocytes, chondrocytes, and osteoblasts. In addition, Bcl-2 overexpression reduced the percentage of apoptotic Bcl-2-ADSCs by 38 % under OGD. Conclusion Our results indicate that Bcl-2 overexpression through gene transfection inhibits apoptosis of ADSCs under ischemic conditions. No Level Assigned This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each submission to which Evidence-Based Medicine rankings are applicable. This excludes Review Articles, Book Reviews, and manuscripts that concern Basic Science, Animal Studies, Cadaver Studies, and Experimental Studies. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www. springer. com/ 00266.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: Studies show that VEGF can promote tissue regeneration in diabetic wounds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a new composite biomaterial, a collagen scaffold with CBD-VEGF, for wound healing in a diabetic rat model. Materials and methods: We produced a collagen scaffold loaded with CBD-VEGF, which allowed VEGF to bind to the collagen scaffold. The diabetic rat model was constructed by injecting streptozocin (STZ) peritoneally and removing a 2 x 2.5 cm thick slice of skin from the back of the animal. Animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: blank control (BC Group, n = 24), collagen scaffold loaded with PBS (PBS Group, n = 24), collagen scaffold loaded with NAT-VEGF (NAT-VEGF Group, n = 24), and collagen scaffold loaded with CBD-VEGF (CBD-VEGF Group, n = 24). Wounds of the BC Group were covered with gauze and those of the PBS, NAT-VEGF and CBD-VEGF Groups were grafted by corresponding collagen scaffolds, respectively. Healing rates were calculated and compared among groups. Wound tissue was evaluated by histologic analysis. Results: The CBD-VEGF group showed a higher wound healing rate, better vascularization and higher level of VEGF in the granulation tissue wound compared with NAT-VEGF and PBS groups. Conclusions: The collagen scaffold with CBD-VEGF promoted wound healing in a diabetic rat model, which could potentially provide better therapeutic options for the treatment of diabetic wounds. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2014 · Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the aesthetic effect of wound repair with flaps. One thousand nine hundred and ninety-six patients with 2082 wounds hospitalized from January 2004 to December 2011. These wounds included 503 deep burn wounds, 268 pressure sores, 392 soft tissue defects caused by trauma, 479 soft tissue defects due to resection of skin cancer and mole removal, 314 soft tissue defects caused by scar excision, and 126 other wounds. Wound area ranged from 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm to 30.0 cm x 22.0 cm. Sliding flaps, expanded flaps, pedicle flaps, and free flaps were used to repair the wounds in accordance with the principle and timing of wound repair with flaps. Five flaps showed venous congestion within 48 hours post-operation, 2 flaps of them improved after local massage. One flap survived after local heparin wet packing and venous bloodletting. One flap survived after emergency surgical embolectomy and bridging with saphenous vein graft. One flap showed partial necrosis and healed after skin grafting. The other flaps survived well. One thousand three hundred and twenty-one patients were followed up for 3 months to 2 years, and flaps of them were satisfactory in shape, color, and elasticity, similar to that of normal skin. Some patients underwent scar revision later with good results. Application of suitable flaps in wound repair will result in quick wound healing, good function recovery, and satisfactory aesthetic effect.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2012 · Zhonghua shao shang za zhi = Zhonghua shaoshang zazhi = Chinese journal of burns
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    ABSTRACT: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important active protein for the induction of angiogenesis and plays an important role in the tissue regeneration of diabetic wounds. In this study, we used collagen-binding VEGF in a diabetic rat model to investigate the effects of this new method. We produced a fusion protein (CBD-VEGF) consisting of VEGF and a collagen-binding domain (CBD), which allowed VEGF to bind to collagen. The diabetic rat models were made by injected streptozocin (STZ) peritoneally and removed full thickness skin on the back. All the rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: PBS group (n=24), NAT-VEGF group (n=24), and CBD-VEGF group (n=24). After model establishment, the dissolved drugs were evenly given on the wounds using syringe. The healing rates were calculated and compared among the groups and the tissues of the wound were taken and evaluated for histological analysis. The CBD-VEGF group showed better result in wound healing rate, better vascularization and higher amount of VEGF in the wound granulation tissue compared with NAT-VEGF group and control. Topical application of CBD-VEGF can promote diabetic wound healing in rat model, which could potentially provide a better therapeutic option for diabetic wounds.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2010 · Diabetes research and clinical practice
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) gene transfected rat tendon cells on the healing and adhesion of rat tendon. A model of heel tendon injury was reproduced in 90 rats. They were randomly divided into three groups: experiment group [with injection of 20 µL rat tendon cells (1 × 10(8) cell/mL) transfected with PDGF-BB gene into the injured tendon ends], control group [with injection of 20 µL non-transfected rat tendon cells (1 × 10(8) cell/mL) into the injured tendon ends], and blank control group (without treatment), with 30 rats in each group. Heel tendon ends were sutured with 6-0 thread by modified Kessler method and immobilized with tube-type plaster of Paris cast for one week. Rat tendon cells transfected with PDGF-BB gene were identified with gene sequencing and RT-PCR. Tendon tissue sample was harvested 3 days or 1, 2, 4, 8 week(s) after operation (POD or POW) for morphology and histology observation, and bio-mechanical test. The degree of tendon adhesion, the number of Fb and collagen fiber content in tissue, maximum tensile strength and sliding distance of tendon, and concentration of PDGF-BB in tendon tissue among groups were compared. Data were processed with t test. (1) PDGF-BB mRNA expressed stably in PDGF-BB gene transfected tendon cells as testified by RT-PCR and gene sequencing. (2) Obvious edema and inflammatory cells infiltration were observed in each group on POD 3, but they were less pronounced in experiment group. And the changes in all groups were ameliorated gradually. The difference in grading of tendon adhesion was not obvious among groups in POW 4 and 8. (3) Fb number in experiment group in POW 2, 4, 8 was respectively fewer than that of control group and blank control group (with t value respectively 2.94, 4.26, 5.76 and 4.00, 3.83, 6.12, P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). (4) Collagen fiber content in rat tendon of experimental group in POW 4 was (43 ± 6)%, which was significantly lower as compared with that of control group [(55 ± 8)%] and blank control group [(61 ± 8)%] (with t value respectively 2.94 and 4.41, P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). (5) The largest sliding distance of tendon in experiment group in POW 4 and 8 were (3.25 ± 0.33) and (3.65 ± 0.21) mm, which were significantly longer than those in control group [(2.29 ± 0.40), (2.21 ± 0.37) mm] and blank control group [(2.01 ± 0.23), (1.89 ± 0.24) mm] (with t value respectively 4.53, 8.29 and 7.55, 13.52, P values all below 0.01). There was no statistical significant difference among the three groups in the maximum tensile strength of tendon (with t value respectively 0.41, 0.41, 0.77, 0.72, P values all above 0.05). (6) Content of PDGF-BB in tendon tissue of experimental group on POD 3 and in POW 2, 4 were (12.95 ± 1.36), (8.32 ± 0.94), (9.10 ± 1.06) ng/mL, all significantly higher than those in control group [(1.13 ± 0.21), (2.07 ± 0.48), (3.85 ± 0.39) ng/mL] (with t value respectively 21.04, 14.50, 11.39, P values all below 0.01). PDGF-BB gene transfected rat tendon cells can promote endogenous healing of tendon and prevent tendon adhesion.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2010 · Zhonghua shao shang za zhi = Zhonghua shaoshang zazhi = Chinese journal of burns
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    ABSTRACT: To study the effect of platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) in different concentrations on proliferation of tendon cells cultured in vitro. Rat tendon cells were cultured and identified in vitro. The rat tendon cells were cultured in PDGF-BB nutrient solution in different concentrations. They were then divided into 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 ng/mL PDGF-BB groups (cultured with 0.1 mL 0.5% PBS with addition of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 ng/mL PDGF-BB respectively). Tendon cells in control group were cultured with 0.1 mL 0.5% FBS. Proliferation of tendon cells was detected by MTT test. The absorbance values of tendon cells in control group and 20 ng/mL PDGF-BB group before culture and after cultured for 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 hs were determined. The isolated cells were identified to be rat tendon cells as they were Type I collagen staining positive and TypeIII collagen staining negative. Compared with that of control group, the absorbance values of other groups were all increased, except for that of 250 ng/mL PDGF-BB group (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). Besides, the absorbance value rose gradually with the increase of the concentration of PDGF-BB on, and then diminished gradually with the increase of the concentration of PDGF-BB from 20 ng/mL on. Tendon cells in 20 ng/ml PDGF-BB group began to increase in number when cultured for 12 hs, and it reached the highest level (0.53 +/- 0.04) at 48 h, which were obviously higher than those of control group at 24 - 72 h (P < 0.01). The absorbance value of tendon cells in 20 ng/mL PDGF-BB group was significantly higher than that of control group at 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 h after culture (P < 0.01). PDGF-BB can promote the proliferation of tendon cells in a definite range of concentration and time.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2009 · Zhonghua shao shang za zhi = Zhonghua shaoshang zazhi = Chinese journal of burns