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Post-translational regulation of a hypoxia-responsive VEGF plasmid for the treatment of myocardial ischemia

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Post-translational regulation of a hypoxia-responsive VEGF plasmid for the treatment of myocardial ischemia
Abstract

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene therapy to promote therapeutic angiogenesis has been advanced as an alternative treatment for myocardial ischemia. The unregulated expression of VEGF and the use of viral vectors, however, have slowed the clinical development of angiogenic gene therapy. The development of clinically beneficial angiogenic gene therapy requires a disease-specific gene expression system and an efficient non-viral gene carrier. To address these requirements, we developed a new post-translationally regulated hypoxia-responsible VEGF plasmid, pβ-SP-ODD-VEGF, and a dendrimer-type bio-reducible polymer, PAM-ABP. The efficacy of VEGF gene therapy with the PAM-ABP/pβ-SP-ODD-VEGF was evaluated and compared to the RTP-VEGF plasmid, a previously constructed hypoxia-inducible plasmid, in an ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) rat model. Cine magnetic resonance imaging was used to analyze the ischemia/reperfusion rats treated with either the PAM-ABP/pβ-SP-ODD-VEGF or the PAM-ABP/RTP-VEGF. The PAM-ABP/pβ-SP-ODD-VEGF treatment more effectively protected cardiomyocytes against apoptosis, preserved left ventricular (LV) function, and prevented LV remodeling compared to the PAM-ABP/RTP-VEGF-treated rats. These results suggest that the pβ-SP-ODD-VEGF with PAM-ABP may be efficacious in the treatment of acute ischemic heart disease.

Keywords
Myocardial infarct; Gene therapy; VEGF; PAM-ABP
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 34, Issue 26, August 2013, Pages 6229–6238
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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