Accession Number : ADP001870

Title :   Dimethyl Sulfoxide Alteration of Collagen,

Corporate Author : BAYLOR COLL OF MEDICINE HOUSTON TX DIV OF PLASTIC SURGERY

Personal Author(s) : Erk,Y. ; Raskin,D. J. ; Mace,M. , Jr. ; Spira,M.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In vitro incubation of human scar in our laboratory with 99% DMSO demonstrated, by electron microscopy, the disruption of the collagen fibers. This may prove to be a useful preparatory step for selective enzymatic assault upon exuberant or undesirable scar tissue in the clinical setting. Further study of this concept is planned.

Descriptors :   *Methyl sulfoxide, Symposia, Collagen, Fibers, Electron microscopy, Tensile strength

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE