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OBJECTIVE To review the biological behaviour of endothelial progenitor cells and their role in vascular diseases. Data sources The data used in this review were mainly from Medline and PubMed for relevant English language articles published from 1985 to March 2007. The search term was "endothelial progenitor cells". Study selection Articles about the(More)
BACKGROUND That nimodipine (NMD) is potentially useful for ophthalmic treatment. However, the effect of NMD is unknown on retinal degenerative diseases. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of NMD on N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced retinal degeneration (RD) and elucidate its possible mechanisms. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) on the proliferation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) isolated from human umbilical cord blood; to further explore its effect on prevention and development of atherogenesis. METHODS EPC isolated by density gradient centrifugation were cultured in a M200 medium. Immunofluorescence(More)
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