alexa Angiogenic effects of sequential release of VEGF-A165 and PDGF-BB with alginate hydrogels after myocardial infarction.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Hao X, Silva EA, MnssonBroberg A, Grinnemo KH, Siddiqui AJ,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study investigates whether local sequential delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor-A(165) (VEGF-A(165)) followed by platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) with alginate hydrogels could induce an angiogenic effect and functional improvement greater than single factors after myocardial infarction. METHODS: Alginate hydrogels were prepared by combining high and low molecular weight alginate. Growth factor release rates were monitored over time in vitro with 125I-labelled VEGF-A(165) and PDGF-BB included in the gels. One week after myocardial infarction was induced in Fisher rats, gels with VEGF-A(165), PDGF-BB, or both were given intra-myocardially along the border of the myocardial infarction. Vessel density was analysed in hearts and cardiac function was determined by Tissue Doppler Echocardiography. In addition, the angiogenic effect of sequenced delivery was studied in vitro in aortic rings from C57B1/6 mice. RESULTS: Alginate gels were capable of delivering VEGF-A(165) and PDGF-BB in a sustainable manner, and PDGF-BB was released more slowly than VEGF-A(165). Sequential growth factor administration led to a higher density of alpha-actin positive vessels than single factors, whereas no further increment was found in capillary density. Sequential protein delivery increased the systolic velocity-time integral and displayed a superior effect than single factors. In the aortic ring model, sequential delivery led to a higher angiogenic effect than single factor administration. CONCLUSIONS: The alginate hydrogel is an effective and promising injectable delivery system in a myocardial infarction model. Sequential growth factor delivery of VEGF-A(165) and PDGF-BB induces mature vessels and improves cardiac function more than each factor singly. This may indicate clinical utility. This article was published in Cardiovasc Res and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version