Martin C. Lenter

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Tumor development involves complex bidirectional interactions between tumor cells and host stromal cells. Endosialin (Tem1) has been identified as a highly O-glycosylated transmembrane glycoprotein, which is specifically expressed by tumor vessel-associated pericytes and stromal fibroblasts of a wide range of human tumors. Recent experiments in(More)
L-Selectin on neutrophils as well as inducible E- and P-selectin on endothelium are involved in the recruitment of neutrophils into inflamed tissue. Based on cell attachment assays, L-selectin was suggested to function as a carbohydrate presenting ligand for E- and P-selectin. However, previous affinity isolation experiments with an E-selectin-Ig fusion(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a nonviral gene transfer method for therapeutic delivery of the human monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in patients with peripheral artery disease, using local catheter-mediated electrotransfer of naked plasmid DNA into arteries. Arterial walls of the A. profunda femoris of pigs were transfected either with(More)
Local infusion of recombinant monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) has been shown to enhance collateral artery formation in rabbit and pig hindlimb models. Owing to clinical disadvantages of protein infusion, a nonviral, liposome-based MCP-1 gene transfer was developed. Collateralization in a porcine hindlimb model served to provide a(More)
Therapeutic angiogenesis aims to induce blood vessel growth in acute or chronic ischemic tissues and has gained tremendous interest over the last years. To study factors and combinations thereof that potentially induce or modify angiogenesis and to evaluate their therapeutic potential, various in vitro assays have been developed. Although endothelial cells(More)
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to develop a stabilized nonviral gene transfer system for the efficient delivery and expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) gene in cells of the vasculoendothelial system. Methods. Plasmid DNA was condensed with polyethylenimine (PEI), conjugates of PEI with polyethylene glycol (PEG), and PEI(More)
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a stimulator of collateral artery growth and has been shown to increase collateral artery conductance in rabbits and pigs. The minimal infusion duration and the minimally effective dose of MCP-1 are currently unknown, as is the sustainability of the therapeutic effect over a longer observation period than tested(More)
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