Preconditioning with intramuscular injection of vascular endothelial growth factor gene (VEGF164) attenuates ischemic brain injury after transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats

S. Eicker, M. Hoppe, H.-J. Steiger & D. Hänggi
Objective: Vascular growth factor stimulating the angiogenesis was shown to be a potential novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of ischemic vascular disease. The goal of the present study was to examine whether gene delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF164) can provide a useful[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]