Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Ellaine Castillo
Researchers have revealed that the shell of Haliotis diversicolor, known as shijueming or abalone, has potential in treating burns. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, used in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate the effect of H. diversicolor on wound healing.
The results of the study show that H. diversicolor alleviates inflammation, enhances phagocytosis, and triggers healing of burn injuries. These were based on the in vitro and in vivo model observations that there are a reduced inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression and enhanced macrophage activity. Aside from these, it was also observed that there is an increased expression of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) in the in vivo model during wound healing.
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Chen Z-C, Wu S-YS, Su W-Y, Lin Y-C, Lee Y-H, Wu W-H, Chen C-H, Wen Z-H. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND BURN INJURY WOUND HEALING PROPERTIES OF THE SHELL OF HALIOTIS DIVERSICOLOR. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 28 November 2016;16(487). DOI:10.1186/s12906-016-1473-6