Long-term follow-up and safety assessment of angiogenic gene therapy trial VIF-CAD: Transcatheter intramyocardial administration of a bicistronic plasmid expressing VEGF-A165/bFGF cDNA for the treatment of refractory coronary artery disease.
For that, mouse BM cells were transduced with lentiviral vectors coding for <i>VEGFA</i> or sphingosine kinase (<i>SPHK1)</i>, which catalyzes S1P production, and injected them intravenously 4 and 7 days after cardiac ischemia-reperfusion in mice.
In univariate analysis, all three VEGF polymorphisms (460C, 1154A, and 2578A) were significantly associated with a higher prevalence of coronary artery disease (P < .01) and greater frequencies of hypertension were found in carriers of the 1154A allele and the 2578A allele (P = .01).
Genotyping of VEGFrs2010963 polymorphism was performed on 520 individuals, comprising 347 patients with documented coronary artery disease based on angiography report and 173 individuals with normal coronary arteries, using the TaqMan real-time PCR method.
The aim of the present study is to analyze the relationships between functional polymorphisms in genes encoding basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF, FGF2), epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), platelet derived growth factor-B (PDGFB), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with stable CAD undergoing their first coronary angiography.
We aimed to investigate the correlation between the levels of circulating miR-214 and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease patients to further explore the mechanism involved in the vasculogenesis.
Thymosin beta-4 (TB4) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are linked to adult epicardial progenitor cell mobilization and neovascularization and is cardioprotective after myocardial ischemia.
Epicardial fat was clearly different from substernal fat because there was a far higher expression of haptoglobin, prostaglandin D(2) synthase, nerve growth factor beta, the soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (FLT1), and alpha1 glycoprotein but not of inflammatory adipokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, interleukin (IL)-8, IL-1beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha, serum amyloid A, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, or adiponectin despite underlying coronary atherosclerosis.
In this study, we have analyzed the effect of 1154 A/G polymorphism of VEGF and 70 bp VNTR polymorphism of intron 3 in IL-4 genes in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients (n = 300) and their age matched controls (n = 300).