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Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Promotes Wound Healing Activity in In-Vivo Animal Model

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We prepared cerium oxide nanoparticles having size range of 160 nm by using simple and effective sol–gel process and evaluated its wound healing potential. Quite interestingly we found that 2% nanoceria enhanced wound healing activity to a considerable extent which could be supported by increased amount of Hydroxylproline content (4.7 g/ml), wound tensile strength of 44.88 N/cm2 and wound closure time, which are quite high when compared to other treated groups. Histopathology also showed no inflammation and increased amount of collagen production in group treated with 2% nanoceria. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by SEM and XRD. The probable mechanism may be due to the dual oxidation state of cerium oxide which will help in scavenging ROS and reduce oxidative stress locally which is required for wound healing.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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