Zinc salts effects on granulocyte zinc concentration and chemotaxis in acne patients.
Dreno B; Trossaert M; Boiteau HL; Litoux P
Department of Dermatology, Hotel Dieu, Nantes, France.
Acta Derm Venereol 1992 Aug; 72 (4): 250-2
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To explore the mechanism by which zinc acts on cutaneous inflammatory lesions, we studied granulocyte zinc levels and in vitro polymorphonuclear leukocyte chemotaxis in 20 acne patients before and after 2 months of zinc therapy (200 mg/day zinc gluconate). The zinc level was assayed by flame absorption spectrophotometry and chemotaxis was performed by agarose assay. After 2 months of treatment, a significant decrease in granulocyte zinc level associated with inhibition of chemotaxis (r = 0.69) was observed in 16 patients. This suggests that zinc anti-inflammatory action is related to inhibition of polymorphonuclear leukocyte chemotaxis induced by a decreased granulocyte zinc level. (AUTHOR)
MJTR: Acne Vulgaris PA. Chemotaxis, Leukocyte DE. Gluconates PD. Granulocytes DE. Zinc AN.
MNTR: Acne Vulgaris DT. Adolescence. Adult. Female. Gluconates TU. Granulocytes CH. Human. Male. Neutrophils DE. Spectrophotometry. JOURNAL ARTICLE
RNUM: 0 (Gluconates); 526-95-4 (gluconic acid); 7440-66-6 (Zinc)
IDEN: ISSN: 0001-5555. JOURNAL-CODE: 0MQ. ENTRY-DATE: 921123. JOURNAL-SUBSET: M. IM-DATE: 9301.