Basic Study
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World J Stem Cells. Dec 26, 2018; 10(12): 212-227
Published online Dec 26, 2018. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v10.i12.212
Platelet-rich plasma enhances adipose-derived stem cell-mediated angiogenesis in a mouse ischemic hindlimb model
Chia-Fang Chen, Han-Tsung Liao
Chia-Fang Chen, Han-Tsung Liao, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Han-Tsung Liao, Craniofacial Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Author contributions: Liao HT contributed to study design, editing, reviewing, and final approval of article; Chen CF performed experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the article.
Supported by grant from the National Sci-Tech Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, No. NRMPG3E0471 and No. NMRPG3D0231; and a Chang Gung Memorial Hospital grant, No. CMRPGBH0011.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: The animal use protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author to: Han-Tsung Liao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chief Doctor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 5 Fusing Street, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.
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Received: August 9, 2018
Peer-review started: August 9, 2018
First decision: August 31, 2018
Revised: October 18, 2018
Accepted: November 7, 2018
Article in press: November 7, 2018
Published online: December 26, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: We reported the in vitro angiogenic effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treated adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and the neovascularization ability of these cells in animal models. This is significant because we demonstrated that ADSCs presented endothelial cell characteristics after PRP treatment. We were the first to observe that treatment with PRP-preconditioned ADSCs significantly enhanced circulation in mouse ischemic hindlimbs models. Our result further showed that 5% and 7.5% PRP exerted the optimal effect on promoting angiogenesis of ADSCs and improving perfusion. We developed a stem cell-based, safe, and efficient way to promote peripheral circulation in animal model.