Adenovirus-mediated VEGF-A gene transfer induces bone formation in vivo.

Osteoporosis is a major problem in elderly population. We tested the hypothesis whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) gene transfer is an appropriate way to enhance bone formation and recruitment of osteoblasts in vivo. Adenovirus vectors containing VEGF-A or lacZ cDNAs (1.4x10(10) pfu) were injected locally into right distal femurs of New… CONTINUE READING