Therapeutic Angiogenesis With Autologous Hepatic Tissue Implantation and Omental Wrapping

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Author(s)

    • SHAO Zhan-Qiang
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • KAWASUJI Michio
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • TAKAJI Kentaro
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • KATAYAMA Yukihiro
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
    • MATSUKAWA Mai
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University

Abstract

<b>Background</b> The liver produces various angiogenic and cytoprotective growth factors and the omentum has potent angiogenic properties that promote wound healing. The ability of hepatic tissue implantation plus omental wrapping to induce angiogenesis and restore cardiac function was investigated in a rat model of infarction. <b>Methods and Results</b> Myocardial infarction was induced in rats using coronary artery ligation. The omentum was wrapped (omentopexy group), hepatic tissue implantation was combined with omental wrapping (hepatic tissue implantation (H) group) or no other treatment was applied (control (C) group), and then ventricular function was evaluated by echocardiography 4 weeks later. Infarct size, ventricular remodeling, vascular density and collagen density were morphometrically and histologically evaluated. The expression of angiogenic growth factors in implanted tissues was examined using RT-PCR. The H group had thicker (p<0.05) and less expanded infarcts (p<0.001), as well as higher capillary (p<0.01) and arteriolar (p<0.05) density in the infarct border zone, than the C group. Hepatocyte growth factor was obviously expressed and the expression of both basic fibroblast growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor was increased in the H group. <b>Conclusions</b> Hepatic tissue implantation combined with omental wrapping stimulated angiogenesis, attenuated left ventricular remodeling and improved cardiac function. (<i>Circ J</i> 2008; <b>72:</b> 1894 - 1899)<br>

Journal

  • Circulation Journal

    Circulation Journal 72(11), 1894-1899, 2008-11-20

    Japanese Circulation Society

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006975585
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11591968
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    SHO
  • ISSN
    13469843
  • Data Source
    CJP  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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