Past Issue

Volume 12, Supplement 1,Winter 2011 (Presented at The 1st International Student Congress) Pages: 37-38

O-41: The Effect of Adipose Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ADMSCs) on Wound Healing of Diabetic Rat Model

Objective: Stem cells are a new hope to ameliorate delayed diabetic wound healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) effect on wound healing in a diabetic rat model. Materials and Methods: Twenty six male Sprague-Dawley rats were caused to become diabetic by a single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. Diabetic rats were divided into two equal groups randomly; control and treatment. Six rats served as non-diabetic (non-DM). Six weeks later, a full-thickness circular excisional wound was created on the dorsum of each rat. AD-MSCs, derived from abdominal adipose tissue of a male rat, were dissolved in 1cc phosphate buffer saline (PBS), and were injected intra-dermally around the wounds of treatment group. PBS was applied to control and non-DM groups. The wound area was measured every other day. After wound healing completion, full thickness skin samples (1×1 cm) were taken from the wound sites for evaluation of volume density of collagen fibers, length and volume density of vessels, and numerical density of fibroblasts by stereological methods. Results: AD-MSCs injection accelerated wound healing rate in diabetic rats, but did not increase length and volume density of the vessels and volume density of the collagen fibers. AD-MSCs decreased the numerical density of the fibroblasts. Conclusion: Local intra-dermal injection of AD-MSCs enhances diabetic wound healing in diabetic rats probably by other mechanisms rather than enhancing angiogenesis or accumulating collagen fibers