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Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and stem cell factor improve contractile reserve of the infarcted left ventricle independent of restoring muscle mass.
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PMID:  16256866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and stem cell factor (SCF) could promote myocardial regeneration after coronary artery occlusion and improve left ventricular (LV) function. BACKGROUND: Cytokine-induced mobilization of bone marrow stem cells in the heart may represent a promising strategy for replacing infarcted myocardium. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to permanent coronary occlusion. A treated group (n = 19) received G-CSF (100 microg/kg) and SCF (25 microg/kg) subcutaneously, starting 2 h after surgery and continuing daily for an additional 4 days. Control rats (n = 21) received sterile water. The peripheral blood content in hematopoietic progenitor cells was analyzed. RESULTS: At eight weeks, LV angiograms (rest and dobutamine stress) and histologic analysis were performed. At rest, LV ejection fraction (LVEF) was 0.45 in controls and 0.52 in treated hearts (p = 0.16). For any infarct size, LVEF was greater in the treated group (p = 0.045). Under dobutamine stress, treated animals had smaller LV end-diastolic and -systolic volumes (0.37 +/- 0.04 ml and 0.16 +/- 0.03 ml) versus control animals (0.51 +/- 0.05 ml and 0.26 +/- 0.04 ml; p = 0.026 and 0.048) with a 7% improvement in ejection fraction. Scar thickness was 1.1 +/- 0.1 mm in treated hearts and 1.0 +/- 0.1 mm in controls (p = 0.36). Scar morphology was similar in both groups without obvious new muscle in the scar. CONCLUSIONS: Because we did not find evidence of new muscle cells in the infarct area, our conclusion is that G-CSF and SCF enhanced the LV functional reserve of the heart without replacing scar tissue.
Casilde Sesti; Sharon L Hale; Carolyn Lutzko; Robert A Kloner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-31     Completed Date:  2005-12-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1662-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Heart Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cardiovascular Division, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90017-2395, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor / therapeutic use*
Myocardial Contraction
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Stem Cell Factor / therapeutic use*
Ventricular Function, Left*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Stem Cell Factor; 143011-72-7/Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor

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