Cross-linking enhances deposition of human endothelial progenitor cells in the rat heart after intracoronary transplantation.

Transplantation of human endothelial progenitor cells (hEPCs) may improve vascularization and left ventricular function after myocardial infarction. The scope of this study was to explore, whether cross-linking of EPCs may enhance the deposition of cells in the rat heart after clinical-like, intracoronary transplantation. To this end, (111)In-oxinate… (More)