OSTEOCALCIN AND OSTEONECTIN EXPRESSION AFTER DOUBLE-APPLICATION OF PLATELET-RICH PLASMA IN RABBITS


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ÖZDEMİR B. , Kurtis B. , TÜTER G. , Senguven B. , YILDIRIM B. , Ozcan G.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, vol.50, no.2, pp.1-9, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.17096/jiufd.40536
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9
  • Keywords: Platelet-rich plasma, Osteonectin, Osteocalcin, Wound healing, Osteogenesis, BETA-TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, BONE EXTRACELLULAR-MATRIX, BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS, INTRABONY DEFECTS, GROWTH-FACTORS, COMBINATION, PROTEINS, IMPLANTS, COLLAGEN, MINERALIZATION

Abstract

Purpose: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a novel method for transferring autogenous growth factors to the wound area. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of double-application of PRP (DA-PRP) on bone healing in rabbit cranial defects by examining osteonectin (ON) and osteocalcin (OC) expression. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight rabbits, each with two surgically prepared calvarial bone defects, were included in this study and divided into six groups: The defects (N=56) were treated with either a single-application of PRP (SA-PRP) (n=10), a combination of SA-PRP and beta-tricalciumphosphate (SA-PRP+beta-TCP) (n=10), only DAPRP (n=8), both DA-PRP and beta-tricalciumphosphate (DA-PRP+beta-TCP) (n=8), only beta-tricalciumphosphate (beta-TCP) (n=10), or controls (n=10). The animals were sacrificed at 30th day postoperatively and samples were immunohistochemically examined for ON and OC expressions. Results: It was determined that DA-PRP did not significantly improve the ON and OC percentages achieved by SA-PRP or the controls. The three groups treated with beta-TCP showed a higher percentage of ON than those treated without beta-TCP (p<0.05). The beta-TCP treated groups and SA-PRP group demonstrated higher OC percentage than DA-PRP and control groups (p<0.05). Conclusion: The present findings suggest that DA-PRP did not have a significant effect on the healing of non-critical size rabbit cranial bone defects.