Differences between Solution and Membrane Forms of Chitosan on the In Vitro Activity of Fibroblasts

Uslu B., Biltekin B., Denir S., ÖZBAŞ S., ARBAK S., Akbuga J., ...More

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.69-78, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.15102
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-78
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Chitosan, a linear polysaccharide, has been recently used in biomedical applications. In vitro studies have demonstrated its effect on cellular growth and its stimulatory action on cellular layer formation. Aims: The present study aims to compare the proliferative effects of chitosan in two forms, membranous and solution forms, on Swiss 3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblasts.