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: We performed in vivo experimenents to assess vasculogenic properties of transplanted cells (2×105 cells/mouse): to investigate whether and to what extent transplanted cells differentiate into endothelial cell forming vascular structure in the host tissue, using a confocal fluorescence microscope (Figure 7A; Video S1).
Affiliation: Department of Regenerative Medicine Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan (H.M., T.S., A.S., T.A.).