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Stem cell transplantation is a promising therapeutic strategy for acute or chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. A major limitation to efficacy in cell transplantation is the low efficiency of retention and engraftment, due at least in part to significant early "wash-out" of cells from coronary blood flow and heart contraction. We sought to enhance cell(More)
UNLABELLED Lung diseases are devastating conditions and ranked as one of the top five causes of mortality worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Stem cell therapy is a promising strategy for lung regeneration. Previous animal and clinical studies have focused on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (from other parts of the body) for lung(More)
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) was transmitted by rectal inoculation of BLV-infective whole blood into cattle and sheep. Two cows and 2 sheep each were given 500 ml and 50 ml of blood, respectively, by rectal infusion. Two sheep which served as positive controls each were given 1 ml of the same blood, IV. All animals became seropositive to BLV by(More)
Eighty-one 11-month-old, nonpregnant, Anaplasma marginale-seronegative beef heifers were allotted to 2 groups for evaluation of a modified live A marginale vaccine (n = 50 for vaccinated group and n = 31 for nonvaccinated group). The vaccine induced a mild form of anaplasmosis, as evidenced by a significant (P less than 0.01) decrease in the packed cell(More)
AIMS The coronary artery ligation model in rodents mimics human myocardial infarction (MI). Normally mechanical ventilation and prolonged anesthesia period are needed. Recently, a method has been developed to create MI by popping-out the heart (without ventilation) followed by immediate suture ligation. Mortality is high due to the time-consuming suture(More)
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