Learn More
Recent advances have facilitated the use of blood-derived RNA to conduct genomic analyses of human diseases. This emerging technology represents a rigorous and convenient alternative to traditional tissue biopsy-derived RNA, as it allows for larger sample sizes, better standardization of technical procedures, and the ability to non-invasively profile human(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a heterodimeric transcription factor that regulates expression of genes involved in O(2) homeostasis, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent stimulator of angiogenesis. We sought to exploit this native adaptive response to hypoxia as a treatment for chronic ischemia. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) and angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) have recently been identified as ligands for the endothelial cell-specific Tie2 receptor. Little is known regarding the impact of these Tie2 ligands on postnatal neovascularization. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that gene transfer of plasmid DNA encoding Ang1 and Ang2 could modulate(More)
  • 1