Effects of epidermal growth factor on lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide levels in oral mucosal ulcer healing: A time-course study


Coskun Ş. , Guelec E. G. , Balabanli B., Acartuerk F.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.37, no.7, pp.570-574, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-006-3455-7
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.570-574

Abstract

Purpose. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) has been used as a vulnerary agent. Epidermal growth factor accelerates wound healing. Nitric oxide (NO) is considered to be an important factor which is involved in wound healing. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of interactions between exogenous EGF and NOx which may have either similar or quite opposed properties in the process of oral wound repair on different days. In addition, lipid peroxidation was found to be an indicator of free radical damage.