Enhanced functional response of CD133+ circulating progenitor cells in patients early after acute myocardial infarction.


AIMS Circulating progenitor cells (PC) may contribute to myocardial recovery following infarction. Growth factors including VEGF are produced during ischaemia and stimulate PC release and activation. In this study, we focused on the functional chemotactic response of PC to VEGF in subjects early after myocardial ischaemia. METHODS AND RESULTS Number and… (More)