Abstract Title:

Accelerating healing of excisional wound with alginate hydrogel containing naringenin in rat model.

Abstract Source:

Drug Deliv Transl Res. 2020 Feb 21. Epub 2020 Feb 21. PMID: 32086788

Abstract Author(s):

Majid Salehi, Arian Ehterami, Saeed Farzamfar, Ahmad Vaez, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough

Article Affiliation:

Majid Salehi


Wounds have always been considered as one of the most common physical damages. Therefore, various researches have been conducted to find an appropriate method to improve wound healing process. Among various materials, since hydrogels have appropriate properties for wound healing, they are widely used for this purpose. In this study, to develop a potential wound dressing, different concentrations of naringenin (0%, 1%, 10% and 20%) were incorporated in alginate hydrogel followed by evaluating its characters such as morphology, swelling properties, weight loss, antibacterial activity, releasing profile of the naringenin, hemo-, and cytocompatibility. Finally, to evaluate the effect of developed hydrogels on wound healing, the full-thickness dermal wound model in rat was used. Our results provided that the prepared hydrogels have appropriate porosity (86.7 ± 5.3%) with the interconnected pores. Moreover, weight loss assessment confirmed that fabricated hydrogels have suitable biodegradability (about 89% after 14 days). MTT assay also revealed the positive effect of hydrogels on cell viabilities, and they have no toxicity effect on cells. In vivo study indicated that the prepared hydrogels had better wound closure than the gauze-treated wound (the control), and alginate/20% naringenin group had the best wound closure among other groups. All in all, this study concluded that alginate/naringenin hydrogel has positive effect on wound healingprocess, and it can be used to treat skin injuries in the clinic. Graphical abstract.

Study Type : Animal Study

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