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Bone marrow stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising approach to improve healing of the infarcted myocardium. Despite initial excitement, recent clinical trials using non-homogenous stem cells preparations showed variable and mixed results. Selected CD133(+) hematopoietic stem cells are candidate cells with high potential. Herein, we report the one-year(More)
BACKGROUND Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are rapidly induced after arterial injury in different animal models. However, their precise role in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and neointimal formation in vivo remains to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated the properties of a novel, selective inhibitor of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Age-dependent increase in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation is thought to contribute to the pathology of atherosclerotic diseases. In this study, we investigated the role of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) on VSMC proliferation and neointimal formation in the context of aging. METHODS AND RESULTS VSMCs were isolated from(More)
Moderate consumption of red wine is associated with a decreased incidence of cardiovascular diseases in populations with relatively high amount of fat in the diet. However, the mechanisms involved in this protective effect are not completely understood. Here we show that moderate consumption of red wine (equivalent to 2 glasses/day in humans) but not(More)
OBJECTIVE Aging is associated with increased oxidative stress levels and impaired neovascularization following ischemia. CuZnSOD has an important role to limit oxidative stress in the vasculature. Here we investigated the role of CuZnSOD for the modulation of ischemia-induced neovascularisation during aging. METHODS AND RESULTS Hindlimb ischemia was(More)
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