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Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells with robust chemotactic properties are effective in the treatment of a myocardial infarction model.
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PMID:  23218573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (AMMs) possess high angio-vasulogenic properties. In this study, we investigated the chemotactic abilities of AMMs for improved cardiac function and regenerative angiogenesis. METHODS: The expressions of chemotactic and angiogenic genes were determined by qRT-PCR. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced in NOD/SCID mice and cells were directly transplanted into the border regions of ischemic heart tissue. Immunohistochemical analysis was also conducted. RESULTS: AMMs significantly expressed the representative chemotactic factor GCP-2, NAP-2 as well as angiogenic factor Hif-1a. AMMs also highly expressed the chemokine receptors CCR2, CCR3 and CCR5. AMM transplantation improved left ventricular function, capillary density, angiogenic cytokine levels, angiopoetin (Ang)-1 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) levels in affected tissue. Immunohistochemical assaying also revealed increased engraftment and endothelial phenotypes. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that due to elevated survival and related chemotactic potential, AMMs are a promising stem cell source for the treatment of ischemic cardiovascular disease.
Sung-Whan Kim; Hong-Zhe Zhang; Chae-Eun Kim; Jong-Min Kim; Moo Hyun Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Regional Clinical Trial Center, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, Korea; Department of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. Electronic address:
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