Effect of dietary thiamine on intermolecular collagen cross-linking during wound repair: a mechanical and biochemical assessment.

Biochemical and mechanical experiments were conducted to determine the effect of dietary thiamine on collagen maturation during wound repair. The breaking strength of excised wounds, the isometric shrink tension of skin, and the lysyl oxidase activity of normal and repairing skin were determined. Rats were divided into three dietary groups and fed either a… (More)