RRC ID 19174
Author Suzuki H, Shibata R, Kito T, Ishii M, Li P, Yoshikai T, Nishio N, Ito S, Numaguchi Y, Yamashita JK, Murohara T, Isobe K.
Title Therapeutic angiogenesis by transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived Flk-1 positive cells.
Journal BMC Cell Biol.
Abstract BACKGROUND:Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are the novel stem cell population induced from somatic cells. It is anticipated that iPS will be used in the expanding field of regenerative medicine. Here, we investigated whether implantation of fetal liver kinase-1 positive (Flk-1+) cells derived from iPS cells could improve angiogenesis in a mouse hind limb model of ischemia.
RESULTS:Flk-1+ cells were induced from iPS cells after four to five days of culture. Hind limb ischemia was surgically induced and sorted Flk-1+ cells were directly injected into ischemic hind limbs of athymic nude mice. Revascularization of the ischemic hind limb was accelerated in mice that were transplanted with Flk-1+ cells compared with control mice, which were transplanted with vehicle, as evaluated by laser Doppler blood flowmetry. Transplantation of Flk-1+ cells also increased expression of VEGF mRNA in ischemic tissue compared to controls.
CONCLUSIONS:Direct local implantation of iPS cell-derived Flk-1+ cells would salvage tissues from ischemia. These data indicate that iPS cells could be valuable in the therapeutic induction of angiogenesis.
Volume 11
Pages 72
Published 2010-9-22
DOI 10.1186/1471-2121-11-72
PII 1471-2121-11-72
PMID 20860813
PMC PMC2955572
MeSH Animals Cell Line Cell Separation Disease Models, Animal Extremities / blood supply* Extremities / pathology Extremities / surgery Flow Cytometry Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells / metabolism* Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells / pathology Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells / transplantation Ischemia / pathology Ischemia / therapy* Mice Mice, Nude Neovascularization, Physiologic* Stem Cell Transplantation Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / genetics Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / metabolism* Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 / biosynthesis
IF 3.485
Times Cited 29
Human and Animal Cells iPS-MEF-Ng-20D-17 (APS0001)