Endothelial Progenitor Cell Dysfunction

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FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Angiogenic capacity of conditioned media of EPCs in an in vitro angiogenesis assay. HUVECs were plated on extracellular matrix and subjected to EPC-conditioned media. Tubule networks were formed overnight and structures were visualized with Calcein-AM staining. Quantitative analyses of tube formation were performed using an imaging program. A: A significant inhibition of tube formation of patient EPC conditioned media is shown. B: Representative pictures of the stained tubule networks formed after incubation of HUVECs with the conditioned media of EPCs derived from thee different patients and their age- and sex-matched control subjects.

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  1. Diabetes vol. 53 no. 1 195-199