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BACKGROUND Adipose tissue development and remodeling are closely associated with the growth of vascular network. We hypothesized that adipose tissue may contain progenitor cells with angiogenic potential and that therapy based on adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells administration may constitute a promising cell therapy in patients with ischemic disease.(More)
We identified murine miR-322, orthologous to human miR-424, as a new regulator of insulin receptor, IGF-1 receptor and sirtuin 4 mRNA in vitro and in vivo in the heart and found that miR-322/424 is highly expressed in the heart of mice. C57Bl/6N mice fed 10weeks of high fat diet (HFD) presented signs of cardiomyopathy and a stable miR-322 cardiac level(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) and their receptors have emerged as central regulators of the angiogenic process. However, involvement of VEGF-B, one of these factors, in angiogenesis remains obscure. Mice received subcutaneous injection of Matrigel alone or Matrigel with human recombinant protein rhVEGF-B167 or with rhVEGF-A165. After 14 days,(More)
After acute ischemia of tissues, neovascularization must be sufficient and fast enough to preserve tissue integrity and organ function, and may thus be considered as a therapeutic strategy. This study examined the possible role of the very-low-dose combination of perindopril (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor) and indapamide (diuretic), used(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) enhance postischemic neovascularization, and their therapeutic use is currently under clinical investigation. We evaluated the safety of BM-MNC-based therapy in the setting of atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Apolipoprotein E (apoE)-knockout (KO) mice were divided into 4 groups: 20 nonischemic(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the beneficial therapeutic effect of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) on both retinal and hind limb neovascularization in diabetic mice. METHODS AND RESULTS Diabetic mice (streptozotocin, 40 mg/kg) were treated with or without ACEI (Perindopril, 3 mg/kg per day) or AT1 receptor blocker (Candesartan, 20 mg/kg) for 4(More)
Mechanisms that hinder ischemia-induced neovascularization in diabetes remain poorly understood. We hypothesized that endogenous bone marrow mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) dysfunction may contribute to the abrogated postischemic revascularization reaction associated with diabetes. We first analyzed the effect of diabetes (streptozotocin, 40 mg/kg) on BM-MNC(More)
Cellular immune responses are initiated when T lymphocytes expressing alphabeta TCR recognize peptide antigens bound to MHC molecules or, less frequently, double-stranded glycolipid antigens bound to CD1 molecules. In the allergy to Parietaria judaica, human alphabeta CD8+ Th2 lymphocytes react to a non-peptide pollinic antigen presented by B cells. The(More)
Identification of factors that may stimulate ischemia-induced neovascularization without increasing atherosclerotic plaque progression is of major therapeutic importance. We hypothesized that interleukin-18 binding protein (IL-18BP), a major antiinflammatory protein with plaque-stabilizing activities, may affect the neovascularization in mice ischemic(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis gene therapy with human tissue kallikrein (hTK) has shown promise for ischemic disease. The present study was undertaken to (1) assess an optimal gene transfer modality, (2) clarify hTK angiogenic pathways, and (3) discount possible side effects. METHODS AND RESULTS The hTK gene was transferred to murine adductors by increasing(More)