Zhen-Zhong Luo

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BACKGROUND Hypoxic endothelial cell activation plays a key role in the myocardial dysfunction resulting from ischemia-reperfusion injury. Recent evidence suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may, in addition to promoting angiogenesis, modulate various aspects of endothelial function and repair. We examined whether administration of VEGF(More)
PURPOSE Recent evidence suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), in addition to stimulating angiogenesis, also serves a repair/maintenance or survival function, modulating various aspects of endothelial cell function. This study was designed to examine the effect of VEGF pretreatment in a model of vein graft intimal hyperplasia. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/ vascular permeability factor (VPF) is an endothelial cell (EC) mitogen. This feature is considered central to the documented role of VEGF/VPF in promoting angiogenesis. More recent evidence suggests that VEGF/VPF may also serve a "maintenance" function, modulating various aspects of EC biology. In the(More)
AIM Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious condition of the central nervous system and it affects the quality of life and even hampers the day-to-day activity of the patient. In the current study, we investigated the efficacy of intrathecal administration of flavopiridol in an experimental animal model of SCI. The study also aimed at exploring the(More)
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