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Supplementary Material for: An Optimized Extract, Named Self-Growth Colony, from Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Robust Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-Ageing Properties: A Novel Technology in Development of Cosmetics

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posted on 08.02.2021, 13:00 by Chan G.K.L., Guo M.S., Dai D.K., Lai Q.W.S., Fung K.W.C., Zheng B.Z., Wu K.Q., Man B.K.K., Dong T.T., Tsim K.W.K.
Introduction: Inspired by application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in skin treatment during injuries, an extracting method was developed here to recover high amounts of cytokines and growth factors from PRP; this prepared extract was named as self-growth colony (SGC). Methods: In optimization of SGC preparation, various parameters were tested, for example, centrifugation force, freeze-thaw, sonication, and inclusion of calcium chelator. The amounts of cytokines and growth factors, including platelet factor 4, β-thromboglobulin, epidermal growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, were measured by ELISA assay. Results: By comparing to PRP, the prepared SGC contained a significant higher amount of measured growth factors. In addition, the degradation of growth factors within SGC during the storage was calibrated, which showed better stability as compared to that of PRP preparation. Having possible application in skin care, the optimized SGC was chemically standardized by using the enrichment of growth factors. Application of SGC in cultured keratinocytes stimulated the wound healing of injured cultures. In line to this notion, SGC was applied onto human skin, and thereafter the robust improvement of skin properties was revealed. Conclusions: The potential application of SGC in treating skin rejuvenation and ageing, as well as its elaborated application for medical purpose, that is, wound healing, was illustrated.