[The study of expression and distribution of PCNA in hypertrophic scar tissue].

Zhonghua zheng xing wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zhengxing waike zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery

PubMedID: 11593621

Su S, Xin S, Yu Y. [The study of expression and distribution of PCNA in hypertrophic scar tissue]. Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2000;16(2):73-4.
OBJECTIVE
To analyze the expression and the distribution of proliferation cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in hypertrophic scar for identifying its certain characteristics during the fibroblast proliferation.

METHODS
Bioptic samples were taken form 12 cases of hypertrophic scar, 8 cases of matured scars and 20 cases of controlled normal skin. Each sample was immunohistochemically stained and examined with monoclonal antibody[PCNA(pc10)] technique. The level of PCNA expression was decided for evaluation of the fibroblast proliferation.

RESULTS
The level of PCNA in the hypertrophic scar(45.4 +/- 12.3) was significantly higher than mature scar(17.4 +/- 6.2), also normal skin(13.5 +/- 4.1, P < 0.01). But, there was no significant deference between the matured scar and the normal skin. The PCNA intracellular particles may sometimes be bound in the keratinocytes and the fibroblasts of some connective tissue.

CONCLUSION
The fibroblast proliferation in the hypertrophic scar has kept a high level. During the process of hypertrophic scar formation it may play an important role.