Husnain Kh Haider

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We hypothesized that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) overexpressing insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 showed improved survival and engraftment in the infarcted heart and promoted stem cell recruitment through paracrine release of stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1alpha. Rat bone marrow-derived MSCs were used as nontransduced ((Norm)MSCs) or transduced with(More)
We proposed that pharmacological manipulation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with diazoxide enhanced their survival and regenerative potential via NFkappaB regulation. MSCs preconditioned ((PC)MSCs) with diazoxide and later subjected to oxidant stress with 100 micromol/L H(2)O(2) either immediately or after 24 h exhibited higher survival (p < 0.01 vs(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the feasibility and efficacy of polyethylenimine (PEI) based human vascular endothelial growth factor-165 (hVEGF165) gene transfer into human skeletal myoblasts (HSM) for cell based delivery to the infarcted myocardium. METHODS AND RESULTS Based on optimized transfection procedure using enhanced green fluorescent protein(More)
The harsh ischemic and cytokine-rich microenvironment in the infarcted myocardium, infiltrated by the inflammatory and immune cells, offers a significant challenge to the transplanted donor stem cells. Massive cell death occurs during transplantation as well as following engraftment which significantly lowers the effectiveness of the heart cell therapy.(More)
Strategies to enhance skeletal myoblast (SkM) survival after transplantation in the ischemic heart have achieved little success. We posit that preconditioned (PC) SkMs show improved survival and promote repair of the infarcted myocardium via paracrine signaling after transplantation. SkMs from male Fischer-344 rats (rSkMs) were PC for 30 minutes with 200(More)
We aimed to demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of intra-muscular transplantation of human skeletal myoblasts (hSkMs) for attenuation of hyperglycaemia and improvement of insulin sensitivity using a mouse model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. KK Cg-Ay/J mice, aged 12 to 14 weeks, underwent an initial intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (GTT) and were(More)
We aim to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of cholesterol (Chol)+DOTAP liposome (CD liposome) based human vascular endothelial growth factor-165 (hVEGF(165)) gene transfer into human skeletal myoblasts (hSkM) for cardiac repair. The feasibility and efficacy of CD liposome for gene transfer with hSkM was characterized using plasmid carrying enhanced(More)
Abstract improved growth characteristics of the aging bone marrow cells subsequent to neuropeptide Y (NPY)/neuropeptide Y Y5 receptor (NPY Y5R) ligand-receptor interaction. Bone marrow cells were isolated from neonatal (2-3 weeks), young (8-12 weeks), and old (24-28 months) rats on the basis of their preferential adherence to plastic surface. After(More)
AIMS We previously reported that preconditioning of stem cells with insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) translocated connexin-43 (Cx-43) into mitochondria, causing cytoprotection. We posit that these preconditioning effects could be simulated by mitochondria-specific overexpression of Cx-43. METHODS AND RESULTS During IGF-1-induced preconditioning of(More)
Stem cell transplantation has emerged as a potential modality in cardiovascular therapeutics due to their inherent characteristics of self-renewal, unlimited capacity for proliferation and ability to cross lineage restrictions and adopt different phenotypes. Constrained by extensive death in the unfriendly milieu of ischemic myocardium, the results of heart(More)