Evaluation of an Enhanced (Sialyl Lewis-X) Collagen Matrix for Neovascularization and Myogenesis in a Mouse Model of Myocardial Infarction

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Title: Evaluation of an Enhanced (Sialyl Lewis-X) Collagen Matrix for Neovascularization and Myogenesis in a Mouse Model of Myocardial Infarction
Authors: Sofrenovic, Tanja
Date: 2012
Abstract: In cardiovascular disease the repair response is insufficient to restore blood flow, leading to the death of muscle and loss of tissue function. Therefore, strategies to augment the endogenous cell response and its effects may help improve tissue recovery and function. In this study we explored the use of tissue-engineered collagen matrices for augmenting endogenous regenerative processes after myocardial infarction. Treatment with the sLeX-collagen matrix reduced inflammation and apoptosis and had a positive regenerative effect on the infarcted mouse heart, through improved vascular density and possibly enhanced cardiomyogenesis. Additionally, we investigated the effects of cryopreservation on generating circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), as a potential source of stem cells that could be used in combination with our collagen scaffold. Our findings show that despite PBMCs experiencing phenotypic changes after cryopreservation, they may still be used to generate the same therapeutic CACs as freshly procured PBMCs.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22747
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5637
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