Targeted delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor to enhance the stem cell therapy in treating myocardial infarction in rats

@article{Tang2012TargetedDO,
  title={Targeted delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor to enhance the stem cell therapy in treating myocardial infarction in rats},
  author={Yuan Tang and Elizabeth Curran and Mohammad F. Kiani and Bin Wang},
  journal={2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC)},
  year={2012},
  pages={418-419}
}
The stem cell therapy to treat myocardial infarction (MI) has shown disappointed results largely due to the poor survival of transplanted stem cells in the MI region. We propose a combination therapy by targeted delivery of a proangiogenic compound, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), to MI region to improve the micro-environment, which may enhance… CONTINUE READING