Omega-7 oil increases telomerase activity and accelerates healing of grafted burn and donor site wounds

Yosuke Niimi, Dannelys Perez Bello, Koji Ihara, Satoshi Fukuda, Sam Jacob, Clark R. Andersen, Tuvshintugs Baljinnyam, Jisoo Kim, Suzan Alharbi, Donald S. Prough, Perenlei Enkhbaatar

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Abstract

This study investigated the efficacy of Omega-7 isolated from the sea buckthorn oil (Polyvit Co., Ltd, Gangar Holding, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) in ovine burn wound healing models. In vitro, proliferation (colony-forming rate) and migration (scratch) assays using cultured primary ovine keratinocytes were performed with or without 0.025% and 0.08% Omega-7, respectively. The colony-forming rate of keratinocytes in the Omega-7 group at 72 and 96 h were significantly higher than in the control (P < 0.05). The percentage of closure in scratch assay in the Omega-7 group was significantly higher than in the control at 17 h (P < 0.05). In vivo, efficacy of 4% Omega-7 isolated from buckthorn oil was assessed at 7 and 14 days in grafted ovine burn and donor site wounds. Telomerase activity, keratinocyte growth factor, and wound nitrotyrosine levels were measured at day 14. Grafted sites: Un-epithelialized raw surface area was significantly lower and blood flow was significantly higher in the Omega-7-treated sites than in control sites at 7 and 14 days (P < 0.05). Telomerase activity and levels of keratinocyte growth factors were significantly higher in the Omega-7-treated sites after 14 days compared to those of control (P < 0.05). The wound 3-nitrotyrosine levels were significantly reduced by Omega-7. Donor sites: the complete epithelialization time was significantly shorter and blood flow at day 7 was significantly higher in the Omega-7-treated sites compared to control sites (P < 0.05). In summary, topical application of Omega-7 accelerates healing of both grafted burn and donor site wounds. Omega-7 should be considered as a cost-efficient and effective supplement therapy for burn wound healing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number975
JournalScientific reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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