Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, October 14th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Gene Therapy, "The aim of this study was to determine the effects of direct intramyocardial pVEGF165 gene transfer on regional myocardial blood flow in a porcine model of chronic myocardial ischemia."
"Pigs underwent placement of an ameroid constrictor around the left circumflex coronary artery. After 3 weeks, animals received direct intramyocardial injections of pVEGF165 (20 x 50 mcl at 1 mcg/mul, n = 11) or a plasmid vector encoding chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (20 x 50 mcl at 1 mcg/mcl, n = 11)...
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