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Publikācija: The Effect of Cotton Pads Impregnated with Amber Suspension on Collagen and Elastin

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language The Effect of Cotton Pads Impregnated with Amber Suspension on Collagen and Elastin
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Inga Ļašenko
Tatiana Eremkina
Māris Zamovskis
Jūlija Ļašenko
Keywords Amber, succinite, collagen, elastin
Abstract Collagen and elastin are fibrous proteins which form basis of connective tissue. These proteins are present in the skin, ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, blood vessel walls etc. Both of these proteins in tissues work in partnership: collagen gives strength and stretch and elastin gives elasticity, recoil function while stretching (vessels, ligaments, tendons) and contraction (muscle tissue). In aging process, collagen and elastin fibers degrade and their synthesis decreases. This can cause aging of the skin and of the whole organism, because these proteins lose their tissue supporting function. In this study, we developed an innovative biotextile material, namely cotton pads impregnated with suspension of technologically processed Baltic amber succinite containing 3-8% succinic acid. Cotton pads were impregnated with Baltic amber powder preparation (APP - amber powder suspension preparation, with additives) and pure Baltic amber powder suspension (APS) in different concentrations (5, 10, 20%). In all in vivo tests (Albino guinea pigs) this biotextile material expressed the ability to improve growth collagen (I, III types) and elastin in skin and its derivatives, blood vessels walls and muscle tissue (325% collagen by 5% APS).
Reference Ļašenko, I., Eremkina, T., Zamovskis, M., Ļašenko, J. The Effect of Cotton Pads Impregnated with Amber Suspension on Collagen and Elastin. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Innovative Natural Fibre Composites for Industrial Applications, Italy, Rome, 12-14 October, 2011. Rome: Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", 2011, pp.1-13.
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