Svetlana Laidinen

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Human 15-lipoxygenase-1 (15-LO-1) is an oxidizing enzyme capable of producing reactive lipid hydroperoxides. 15-LO-1 and its products have been suggested to be involved in many pathological conditions, such as inflammation, atherogenesis, and carcinogenesis. We used adenovirus-mediated gene transfers to study the effects of 15-LO-1 on vascular endothelial(More)
INTRODUCTION The aims of the study were to explore the levels of angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in patients with benign, borderline, or malignant epithelial ovarian tumors and to compare them to those of healthy controls. In addition, we aimed to study how Ang-1 and Ang-2 levels predict the clinical course and survival of patients with(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to evaluate the histopathology of neovascular tufts and vitreous samples collected from patients with diabetes. METHODS Vitreous samples and neovascular tufts were collected from patients with type 1 (n = 13) and (n = 17) type 2 diabetes with proliferative retinopathy, and from controls with a macular hole (n = 5). Neovessels(More)
AIMS Currently, it is still unclear which mechanisms drive metabolic benefits after angiogenic gene therapy. The side-effect profile of efficient angiogenic gene therapy is also currently incompletely understood. In this study, the effects of increasing doses of adenoviral (Ad) vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) were evaluated on vascular growth,(More)
Excessive angiogenesis mediated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in angioproliferative ocular diseases. We have previously developed a large animal model for these diseases by intravitreal adenoviral gene transfer of VEGF-A(165). 15-Lipoxygenase-1 (15-LO-1), an oxidizing enzyme producing reactive lipid hydroperoxides, has(More)
We compared effects of antiangiogenic gene therapy with a combination of soluble sVEGFR-1, sVEGFR-2 and sVEGFR-3 to chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel and to antiangiogenic monoclonal anti-VEGF-antibody bevacizumab in an intraperitoneal ovarian cancer xenograft model in mice (n = 80). Gene therapy was also combined with chemotherapy. Therapy was(More)
AIMS We investigated the effects of angiogenic gene therapy with adenoviral placental growth factor(131) (AdPlGF) on aerobic capacity and exercise tolerance in a rabbit hindlimb ischaemia model. We also assessed whether strong angiogenic changes such as capillary arterialization and formation of artery-venous shunts compromise oxygen transport to target(More)
"Epigenetherapy" alters epigenetic status of the targeted chromatin and modifies expression of the endogenous therapeutic gene. In this study we used lentiviral in vivo delivery of small hairpin RNA (shRNA) into hearts in a murine infarction model. shRNA complementary to the promoter of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) was able to upregulate(More)
Mouse models are extremely important in studying cardiac pathologies and related electrophysiology, but very few mouse ECG analysis programs are readily available. Therefore, a mouse ECG analysis algorithm was developed and validated. Surface ECG (lead II) was acquired during transthoracic echocardiography from C57Bl/6J mice under isoflurane anesthesia. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of contrast pulse sequence (CPS) ultrasound imaging for high-resolution perfusion imaging after gene transfer (GT) for therapeutic angiogenesis. BACKGROUND Imaging modalities capable of accurate and feasible perfusion measurement are essential for the preclinical and clinical development of(More)