Effects of intravenous injection of adipose-derived stem cells in a rat model of radiation therapy-induced erectile dysfunction.

@article{Qiu2012EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of intravenous injection of adipose-derived stem cells in a rat model of radiation therapy-induced erectile dysfunction.},
  author={Xuefeng Qiu and J. A. D{\'i}az Villalta and Ludovic Ferretti and Thomas M. Fandel and Maarten Albersen and Guiting Lin and Yutian Dai and Tom F. Lue and Ching-shwun Lin},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={1834-41}
}
INTRODUCTION Radiation therapy (RT) for prostate cancer is frequently associated with posttreatment erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM To investigate whether injection of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can ameliorate RT-associated ED. METHODS Thirty male rats were divided into three groups. The control + phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) group received tail-vein injection of PBS. The radiation + PBS group received radiation over the prostate and tail-vein injection of PBS. The radiation… CONTINUE READING

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