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PURPOSE To determine the safety, tolerability, and bioactivity of KH902, a fully human fusion protein containing key domains from vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 and 2 with human immunoglobulin Fc. DESIGN Prospective, single-center, open-label, dose-escalating, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight patients with choroidal(More)
Polymerized porcine hemoglobin (pPolyHb) exhibits a protective effect on ischemia/reperfusion of organ grafts. A series of experiments were performed to explore the underlying cytoprotective mechanisms of pPolyHb pretreatment on H2O2-induced cell death and apoptosis. The results showed that the pretreatment augmented heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression, and(More)
Glutaraldehyde-polymerized porcine hemoglobin (pPolyHb) is a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier currently being developed as a potential red blood cell substitute. We assessed the protective effect of pPolyHb on transient focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Several outcomes were tested, including infarct size, neurological score, production of(More)
OBJECTIVE CXCR4 signaling contributes to the development and progression of neovascularization. The objective of this study was to investigate whether CXCR4 expression in peripheral CD34+ cells associated with the coronary collateralization (CC) in patients with chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO). METHODS AND RESULTS We measured CXCR4 expression in(More)
Small bowel transplantation (SBTx) has become a standard clinical treatment for short bowel syndrome or irreversible intestinal function failure. Optimum preservation of the organ is essential for the success of transplantation. In this study, pPolyHb was used as an additive to hypertonic citrate adenine solution (HCA) to provide oxygen for rat small bowel(More)
Polymerized porcine hemoglobin (pPolyHb), which was synthesized from chemically modified porcine hemoglobin, can carry and deliver oxygen to tissues in addition to restoring intravascular volume. Assessment of the inflammatory response generated in the host is a part of the overall safety evaluation of pPolyHb. In this study, we measured the levels of(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the recovery ability of polymerized porcine hemoglobin (pPolyHb) in a rat model of acute anemia caused by normovolemic hemodilution (ANH). After the ANH procedure, rats were infused with either pPolyHb or red blood cells. The results showed pPolyHb could carry a sufficient amount of oxygen to the tissues to(More)
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