Nasrul Wathoni, Aliya Nur Hasanah, Ahmed Fouad Abdelwahab Mohammed, Elasari Dwi Pratiwi, Ripa’atul Mahmudah


Objective: The main objective of the research work was to fabricate sacran hydrogel film containing keratinocyte growth factor (Sacran/KGF-HGF), and to evaluate their wound healing ability in alloxan-induced diabetic mice model.

Methods: The physicochemical characterization of Sacran/KGF-HGF were investigated by thickness, tensile strength, swelling ratio, x-ray diffractometer (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and biodegradability. The wound healing ability was investigated by creating two full-thickness excisional wounds inalloxan-induced diabetic mice.

Results : The thickness, tensile strength, and swelling ratio results showed that KGF in the Sacran/KGF-HGF improved not only the thickness of sacran hydrogel film (Sacran-HGF), but also the tensile strength and swelling ability of Sacran-HGF. The XRD and SEM results confirmed that the Sacran/KGF-HGF were amorphous and similar morphology to Sacran-HGF, respectively. The biodegradability results revealed that the Sacran/KGF-HGF degraded for about 41.29% in trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 22.92% in and TrypLE™ (recombinant enzyme) solutions. In addition, KGF improved the degradability of Sacran/KGF-HGF in both solutions. Interestingly, the Sacran/KGF-HGF, which was applied on wound site, considerably improved the wound healing ability of Sacran-HGF at 6, 9 and 12 days in alloxan-induced diabetic mice model, compared to control (non-treated).

Conclusion: These results suggest that KGF has the potential to promote the chronic wound healing ability of Sacran-HGF.


sacran, hydrogel film, keratinocyte growth factor, wound healing


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