Anchoring a cytoactive factor in a wound bed promotes healing.

Publications // Richard Dubielzig // Dec 01 2016

PubMed ID: 24677775

Author(s): Chattopadhyay S, Guthrie KM, Teixeira L, Murphy CJ, Dubielzig RR, McAnulty JF, Raines RT. Anchoring a cytoactive factor in a wound bed promotes healing. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2016 Dec;10(12):1012-1020. doi: 10.1002/term.1886. Epub 2014 Mar 27. PMID 24677775

Journal: Journal Of Tissue Engineering And Regenerative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 12, Dec 2016

Wound healing is a complex process that requires the intervention of cytoactive factors. The one-time application of soluble factors to a wound bed does not maintain a steady, sufficient concentration. Here we investigated the benefits of anchoring a factor in a wound bed via a tether to endogenous collagen. We used a collagen-mimetic peptide (CMP) as a pylon. The CMP binds to damaged but not intact collagen and thus localizes a pendant cytoactive factor in the regions of a wound bed that require intervention. As a model factor, we chose substance P, a peptide of the tachykinin family that promotes wound healing. Using splinted wounds in db/db mice, we found that the one-time application of a CMP-substance P conjugate enhances wound healing compared to unconjugated substance P and other controls. Specifically, all 16 wounds treated with the conjugate closed more thoroughly and, did so with extensive re-epithelialization and mitigated inflammatory activity. These data validate a simple and general strategy for re-engineering wound beds by the integration of beneficial cytoactive factors. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.