Effects of implantation of bone marrow cells on cytokine levels in the ischemic heart tissue. An experimental study


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ÜNLÜ Y., Karapolat S.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.3, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1749-8090-3-30
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: In order to achieve a safe and persistent angiogenic effect, we investigated the potential of bone marrow cells implantation to enhance angiogenesis of ischemic hearts in a rat model, and also we have investigated growth factors accompanying and intermediating the angiogenesis, and the changes occurring in the levels of cytokines and their relations with angiogenesis.