• Nasrul Wathoni Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia
  • Aliya Nur Hasanah Department of Analytical Pharmacy and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia
  • Ahmed Fouad Abdelwahab Mohammed Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan
  • Elasari Dwi Pratiwi Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia
  • RIPA’ATUL MAHMUDAH Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia



Sacran, Hydrogel film, Keratinocyte growth factor, Wound healing


Objective: The main objective of the research work was to fabricate sacran hydrogel film containing keratinocyte growth factor (Sacran/KGF-HGF), and to evaluate their wound healing ability in alloxan-induced diabetic mice model.

Methods: The physicochemical characterization of Sacran/KGF-HGF were investigated by thickness, tensile strength, swelling ratio, x-ray diffractometer (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and biodegradability. The wound healing ability was investigated by creating two full-thickness excisional wounds inalloxan-induced diabetic mice.

Results: The thickness, tensile strength, and swelling ratio results showed that KGF in the Sacran/KGF-HGF improved not only the thickness of sacran hydrogel film (Sacran-HGF), but also the tensile strength and swelling ability of Sacran-HGF. The XRD and SEM results confirmed that the Sacran/KGF-HGF were amorphous and similar morphology to Sacran-HGF, respectively. The biodegradability results revealed that the Sacran/KGF-HGF degraded for about 41.29% in trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 22.92% in TrypLEâ„¢ (recombinant enzyme) solutions. In addition, KGF improved the degradability of Sacran/KGF-HGF in both solutions. Interestingly, the Sacran/KGF-HGF, which was applied on wound site, considerably improved the wound healing ability of Sacran-HGF at 6, 9 and 12 d in alloxan-induced diabetic mice model, compared to control (non-treated).

Conclusion: These results suggest that KGF has the potential to promote the chronic wound healing ability of Sacran-HGF.


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How to Cite

Wathoni, N., Hasanah, A. N., Mohammed, A. F. A., Pratiwi, E. D., & MAHMUDAH, R. (2018). ACCELERATED WOUND HEALING ABILITY OF SACRAN HYDROGEL FILM BY KERATINOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR IN ALLOXAN-INDUCED DIABETIC MICE. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 10(2), 57–61.



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