11 September 1989 Argon Laser Welding Induces Degradation And Crosslinking Of Extracellular Matrix Protein: A Preliminary Report
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Abstract
Extracellular matrix components from untreated and laser-welded skin and blood vessels were extracted with guanidine hydrochloride and separated by SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. When compared to matched, untreated tissues, protein electrophoretic profiles from laser-treated samples showed several changes. In both tissue types, the concentration of a protein normally migrating between alpha and beta chains of type I collagen decreased in laser-treated samples. However, laser-treated blood vessels showed significantly more low molecular weight protein, whereas significantly more high molecular weight protein appeared in laser-treated skin samples when compared to untreated tissue. These results suggest that the argon laser either degrades or crosslinks proteins in-vivo. Laser induced protein crosslinks may be the biochemical basis of laser welding.
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Lyndon Su, Lyndon Su, Louann W. Murray, Louann W. Murray, Rodney A. White, Rodney A. White, George Kopchok, George Kopchok, Carol Guthrie, Carol Guthrie, Geoffrey H. White, Geoffrey H. White, } "Argon Laser Welding Induces Degradation And Crosslinking Of Extracellular Matrix Protein: A Preliminary Report", Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952030
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