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[The characteristics of PCNA expression in hypertrophic scars and chronic ulcers and implication of the expression].
OBJECTIVE:
To investigate the characteristics of PCNA expression in hypertrophic scars and chronic ulcers and to discuss its relation to their formation.
METHODS:
The expressive quantity and sites of PCNA were detected with the immunohistochemical SP method.
RESULTS:
PCNA was expressed in all samples. The expressive quantity in hypertrophic scars was higher than chronic ulcers(P < 0.01). The expressive sites of all samples were in the nucleus of fibroblasts and capillary endothelial cells.
CONCLUSIONS:
The expressive quantity of PCNA was more in hypertrophic scars and less n chronic ulcers. The quantitative difference of expression between hypertrophic scars and chronic ulcers may be correlated to their formation.