In this study, different molecular weight CM-chitosans were prepared and the effects on the growth and collagen secretion of normal skin fibroblasts and keloid fibroblasts were investigated in vitro. CM-chitosan promoted the proliferation of the normal skin fibroblast significantly but inhibited the proliferation of keloid fibroblast. The higher CM-chitosan concentration had a higher initial effect and the lower CM-chitosan concentration had a longer affecting time to the normal skin fibroblast. The lower molecular weight CM-chitosan had significant twofold activities. The CM-chitosan could reduce the ratio of type I/III collagen in keloid fibroblast by inhibiting the secretion of collagen type I; and had no effect on the secretion of types I and III collagen in the normal skin fibroblast.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Mechanics of Materials