Clams will help heal wounds without scarring

A sticky substance produced by bivalves to stick to rocks could help develop an effective preparation to treat wounds without scarring. The first steps in this direction were made by South Korean scientists.

In the treatment of scars of the head The way b how collagen that forms new tissue is arranged. It does not arrange itself in an orderly form, as it does in the original tissue. Collagen forms a thick and convex bundle characteristic of scars.

Team ł South Korean scientists from Pohang University of Science and Technology, kt rego work was published in the pages of „Biomaterials” found a way b to prevent scarring. It is a compound called decorin that regulates the way b collagen formation, ensuring that it forms a plexus rather than a bundle. However, it is very difficult to produce in the laboratory. However, the researchers managed to create a compound very similar to decorin.

This protein produced by bivalves to stick to rocks when mixed with other synthesized molecules can help c in wound healing without leaving a scar. In addition, the healing skin ra treated to form hair follicles, sebaceous glands and blood vessels, which re usually not present in standard scar tissue.

Scientists have tested sw j agent on rats. A new substance was applied to 8-millimeter wounds. The whole thing was then covered with a transparent film. For pores nania another group of rats were administered og lnodible means to help healing.

After only 11 days in the first group of rats The wound is 99 percent healed. For the second group of rodents, it was only 78 percent. After less than a month, the wounds were healed and, most importantly, no scarring had occurred. In the second group of rats in the wound required a little more time to heal completely and a visible trace was left behind.

As with any new therapy tested on rodents, it may be a long time before we see clam-based glue in pharmacies. Additional research is needed. Next in line to test the new preparation are pigs, which The structure of the skin ry more like a human.