DITPA stimulates bFGF, VEGF, angiopoietin, and Tie-2 and facilitates coronary arteriolar growth.


Previous studies from our laboratory and those of others have shown thyroxine to be a stimulator of coronary microvascular growth. The present study tested the hypothesis that 3,5-diiodothyropropionic acid (DITPA), a thyroid hormone analog with inotropic but not chronotopic characteristics, is angiogenic in the nonischemic heart. Daily injections (3.75 mg… (More)

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