Université de Fribourg

Autologous stem cell transplantation: leukapheresis product has anti-angiogenic effects in vivo correlating with neutrophil-derived VEGFR1

Luethy, Anita ; Stenner, Frank ; Lohri, Corinne ; Muller, Christoph ; Samaras, Panagiotis ; Steiner, Rudolf ; Broek, Maries Van Den ; Mischo, Axel ; Renner, Christoph ; Knuth, Alexander ; Ruegg, Curzio ; Wenger, Roland H. ; Zweifel, Martin

In: Anticancer Research, 2011, vol. 31, no. 10, p. 3115-3124

Background: High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is used for the treatment of hemato-oncologic malignancies. In this study, we measured the effect of HDC/ASCT on plasma concentrations of antiangiogenic soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (sVEGFR1) and of leukapheresis products (LP) and patient serum on chick chorioallantoic (CAM)...