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Title: Proliferative and chemotactic responses of cells involved in wound healing to anionic animal and plant polysaccharides
Author: Craig, Varrie A.
Awarding Body: University of Stirling
Current Institution: University of Stirling
Date of Award: 1997
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various polysaccharides and their breakdown products on the proliferation and migration of cells involved in wound healing, both in vitro and in vivo, with the ultimate aim of developing a commercially viable collagen dressing containing an active polysaccharide fragment which would stimulate the wound healing response to such a degree that good quality and significantly faster healing would take place. Hyaluronic acid (HA), chondroitin sulphate (CS), heparin, Oxidised Regenerated Cellulose (ORC) and pectin were tested in this study. Some HA fragments and CS fragments significantly stimulated (p
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Cell Movement ; Wound Healing ; Polysaccharides Wounds and injuries