Vasculogenic conditioning of peripheral blood mononuclear cells promotes endothelial progenitor cell expansion and phenotype transition of anti-inflammatory macrophage and T lymphocyte to cells with regenerative potential.
Bottom Line: The resulting cells (QQMNCs) in EPC colony-forming assay generated significantly more definitive EPC colonies than PBMNCs.Using murine ischemic hindlimb models, the efficacy of QQMNC intramuscular transplantation (Tx) was compared to that of PBMNCTx, cultured "early EPC" Tx (eEPCTx), and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor mobilized CD34(+) cell Tx (GmCD34Tx).Laser Doppler imaging revealed the blood perfusion recovery in ischemic hindlimbs after QQMNCTx superior to after PBMNCTx and eEPCTx, but also earlier than after GmCD34Tx.
Affiliation: Department of Regenerative Medicine Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan (H.M., T.S., A.S., T.A.).Show MeSH
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Mentions: For each animal, we used histological methods to measure Isolectin B4‐FITC stained microvessel density and assess angiogenic capacity in the ATM of ischemic hindlimbs; the mean densities (microvessel counts/mm2) for the QQMNCTx, PBMNCTx, and control groups were 400.7±37.9, 118.9±20.1, and 98.7±15.8, respectively (Figure 6A and 6B).
Affiliation: Department of Regenerative Medicine Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan (H.M., T.S., A.S., T.A.).