Probing endogenous collagen by laser-induced autofluorescence in burn wound biopsies: A pilot study

Prabhu, Vijendra and Acharya, Anusha and Rao, Satish BS and Rathnakar, Bharath and Kumar, Pramod and Guddattu, Vasudeva and Mahato, Krishna K (2018) Probing endogenous collagen by laser-induced autofluorescence in burn wound biopsies: A pilot study. Journal of Biophotonics, 11. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1864-063X

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The focus of the current study was to interrogate the predictive potential of laser-induced autofluorescence (LIAF) by objectively assessing collagen synthesis in burn wound granulation tissues ex vivo. Prior grafting, granulation tissues (20 samples) following burn injury were collected from 17 subjects of age range 18 to 60 years with patient/donor consent and the corresponding autofluorescence spectra were recorded at 325 nm He-Cd laser (≈2 mW) excitations. The resulting endogenous collagen intensity from the above tissue samples was computed by normalizing the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide levels. In addition, the hydroxyproline content was also estimated biochemically from the same granulation tissues. A comparative assessment of both LIAF and biochemical estimations for endogenous collagen by hydroxyproline resulted in strong positive correlation among them. The above relevant observations suggest that LIAF is equally informative as that of biochemical estimations, in evaluating endogenous collagen content in wound granulation tissues. Thus, it can be concluded that LIAF has the predictive potential, as a noninvasive objective tool to measure the endogenous collagen levels in wound biopsy tissues and provide complementary data conducive for making clinical decisions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burn wounds; Endogenous collagen; Laser-induced autofluorescence; Objective assessment; Predictive potential
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Life Sciences > MLSC Manipal
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Plastic Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 03:48
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2019 03:48

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