Feb 18, 2020

Functional Assessment of Pluripotent and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Secretome in Heart Disease

Annals of Stem Cell Research
M T AlrefaiD Shum-Tim


Cell-based therapies have demonstrated variable degrees of success in the management of myocardial infarction and heart failure. By inducing a myocardial infarction in a rat model, the effects of secretome from human induced pluripotent stem cells (HiPSCs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) on cardiac function and remodeling were investigated. HiPSCs and hMSCs were cultured and after 12 cycles, secretome was collected. The quantification of stem cell growth factors was measured using the ELISA test. Thirty female Lewis rats underwent surgical ligation of the left coronary artery. The rats were then randomized (n=10/group) to receive one of three treatments injected into the peri-infarct area; normal saline, HiPSC and hMSC. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), fractional shortening (FS), histology and serum proteomics were evaluated in a blinded fashion both pre-operatively and at 2, 4 and 6 weeks. ELISA studies revealed, Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) concentration of 3.35± 0.031 ng/ml (0.68± 0.027ng/ml) for MSC-CM group, 3.44± 0.042 ng/ml (0.78± 0.03 ng/ml) for the HiPSC-CM group, 3.2± 0.107 ng/ml (0.64±0.013 ng/ml) for the MSC-pre-group, 3.1± 0.075 ng/ml (0.71± 0.013 ng/ml) for the HiPSC-pre group and 3.3± ...Continue Reading

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Growth Factor
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Tissue Remodeling
Functional Assessment
Proteomic Profiling
Stem Cells
Implantation Procedure

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