Karen Christman

InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0695
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Promotion of Skeletal Muscle Recovery Using an Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel in a Rabbit Model of Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury
    NIH/NIAMS R21AR072523Mar 7, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Injectable Tissue-Specific Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel for Pelvic Skeletal Muscle Regeneration Following Birth Injury
    NIH/NICHD R21HD094566Dec 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    MMP Responsive Nanoparticles for Treating Acute Myocardial Infarction
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL139001Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A 3-D biomimetic human islet to model beta cell function in health and disease
    NIH/NIDDK UC4DK104202Sep 20, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Autonomously Assembling Nanomaterial Scaffolds for Treating Myocardial Infarction
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL117326Sep 20, 2012 - Jul 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels for Treating Cardiomyopathy
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL113468Jul 1, 2012 - Nov 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Percutaneous deliverable biomaterial for treating myocardial infarction
    NIH/NHLBI R43HL108459Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Phase II: Percutaneous deliverable biomaterial for treating myocardial infarction
    NIH/NHLBI R44HL108459Mar 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Enhanced cardiomyocyte differentiation and maturation using myocardial matrix
    NIH/NHLBI R21HL104493Jul 15, 2010 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Engineering a Dynamic Extracellular Matrix Microenvironment
    NIH DP2OD004309Sep 30, 2008 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Selective patterning of biomolecules into protein arrays
    NIH/NHLBI F32HL082138Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Spang MT, Christman K. Extracellular matrix hydrogel therapies: In vivo applications and development. Acta Biomater. 2018 03 01; 68:1-14. PMID: 29274480.
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    2. Zhang Y, Gao W, Chen Y, Escajadillo T, Ungerleider J, Fang RH, Christman K, Nizet V, Zhang L. Self-Assembled Colloidal Gel Using Cell Membrane-Coated Nanosponges as Building Blocks. ACS Nano. 2017 Dec 26; 11(12):11923-11930. PMID: 29116753.
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    3. Hernandez MJ, Christman K. Designing Acellular Injectable Biomaterial Therapeutics for Treating Myocardial Infarction and Peripheral Artery Disease. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2017 Apr; 2(2):212-226. PMID: 29057375.
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    4. Rao N, Agmon G, Tierney MT, Ungerleider JL, Braden RL, Sacco A, Christman K. Engineering an Injectable Muscle-Specific Microenvironment for Improved Cell Delivery Using a Nanofibrous Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel. ACS Nano. 2017 Apr 25; 11(4):3851-3859. PMID: 28323411.
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    5. Wang RM, Johnson TD, He J, Rong Z, Wong M, Nigam V, Behfar A, Xu Y, Christman K. Humanized mouse model for assessing the human immune response to xenogeneic and allogeneic decellularized biomaterials. Biomaterials. 2017 06; 129:98-110. PMID: 28334641.
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    6. French KM, Maxwell JT, Bhutani S, Ghosh-Choudhary S, Fierro MJ, Johnson TD, Christman K, Taylor WR, Davis ME. Fibronectin and Cyclic Strain Improve Cardiac Progenitor Cell Regenerative Potential In Vitro. Stem Cells Int. 2016; 2016:8364382. PMID: 27610140; PMCID: PMC5004015.
    7. Agmon G, Christman K. Controlling stem cell behavior with decellularized extracellular matrix scaffolds. Curr Opin Solid State Mater Sci. 2016 Aug; 20(4):193-201. PMID: 27524932.
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    8. Wassenaar JW, Braden RL, Osborn KG, Christman K. Modulating In Vivo Degradation Rate of Injectable Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels. J Mater Chem B. 2016 Apr 28; 4(16):2794-2802. PMID: 27563436.
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    9. Wassenaar JW, Gaetani R, Garcia JJ, Braden RL, Luo CG, Huang D, DeMaria AN, Omens JH, Christman K. Evidence for Mechanisms Underlying the Functional Benefits of a Myocardial Matrix Hydrogel for Post-MI Treatment. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 08; 67(9):1074-86. PMID: 26940929; PMCID: PMC4779189 [Available on 03/08/17].
    10. Ungerleider JL, Johnson TD, Hernandez MJ, Elhag DI, Braden RL, Dzieciatkowska M, Osborn KG, Hansen KC, Mahmud E, Christman K. Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel Promotes Tissue Remodeling, Arteriogenesis, and Perfusion in a Rat Hindlimb Ischemia Model. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2016 Jan-Feb; 1(1-2):32-44. PMID: 27104218.
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    11. Suarez SL, Muñoz A, Mitchell A, Braden RL, Luo C, Cochran JR, Almutairi A, Christman K. Degradable acetalated dextran microparticles for tunable release of an engineered hepatocyte growth factor fragment. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2016 Feb 08; 2(2):197-204. PMID: 29333489.
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    12. Gaetani R, Yin C, Srikumar N, Braden R, Doevendans PA, Sluijter JP, Christman K. Cardiac-Derived Extracellular Matrix Enhances Cardiogenic Properties of Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells. Cell Transplant. 2016; 25(9):1653-1663. PMID: 26572770.
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    13. Johnson TD, Hill RC, Dzieciatkowska M, Nigam V, Behfar A, Christman K, Hansen KC. Quantification of decellularized human myocardial matrix: A comparison of six patients. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2016 Jan; 10(1):75-83. PMID: 26172914.
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    14. Nguyen MM, Carlini AS, Chien MP, Sonnenberg S, Luo C, Braden RL, Osborn KG, Li Y, Gianneschi NC, Christman K. Enzyme-Responsive Nanoparticles for Targeted Accumulation and Prolonged Retention in Heart Tissue after Myocardial Infarction. Adv Mater. 2015 Oct 07; 27(37):5547-52. PMID: 26305446; PMCID: PMC4699559 [Available on 10/01/16].
    15. Suarez SL, Rane AA, Muñoz A, Wright AT, Zhang SX, Braden RL, Almutairi A, McCulloch AD, Christman K. Intramyocardial injection of hydrogel with high interstitial spread does not impact action potential propagation. Acta Biomater. 2015 Oct; 26:13-22. PMID: 26265060; PMCID: PMC4772723 [Available on 10/15/16].
    16. Wassenaar JW, Boss GR, Christman K. Decellularized skeletal muscle as an in vitro model for studying drug-extracellular matrix interactions. Biomaterials. 2015 Sep; 64:108-14. PMID: 26125502; PMCID: PMC4506649.
    17. Wang RM, Christman K. Decellularized myocardial matrix hydrogels: In basic research and preclinical studies. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2016 Jan 15; 96:77-82. PMID: 26056717; PMCID: PMC4670814 [Available on 01/15/17].
    18. Merna N, Fung KM, Wang JJ, King CR, Hansen KC, Christman K, George SC. Differential ß3 Integrin Expression Regulates the Response of Human Lung and Cardiac Fibroblasts to Extracellular Matrix and Its Components. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Aug; 21(15-16):2195-205. PMID: 25926101; PMCID: PMC4528988.
    19. Gaetani R, Feyen DA, Verhage V, Slaats R, Messina E, Christman K, Giacomello A, Doevendans PA, Sluijter JP. Epicardial application of cardiac progenitor cells in a 3D-printed gelatin/hyaluronic acid patch preserves cardiac function after myocardial infarction. Biomaterials. 2015 Aug; 61:339-48. PMID: 26043062.
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    20. Grover GN, Garcia J, Nguyen MM, Zanotelli M, Madani MM, Christman K. Binding of Anticell Adhesive Oxime-Crosslinked PEG Hydrogels to Cardiac Tissues. Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 Jun 24; 4(9):1327-31. PMID: 25963916.
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    21. Nguyen MM, Gianneschi NC, Christman K. Developing injectable nanomaterials to repair the heart. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2015 Aug; 34:225-31. PMID: 25863496; PMCID: PMC4555187.
    22. Sonnenberg SB, Rane AA, Liu CJ, Rao N, Agmon G, Suarez S, Wang R, Munoz A, Bajaj V, Zhang S, Braden R, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Kwan OL, DeMaria AN, Cochran JR, Christman K. Delivery of an engineered HGF fragment in an extracellular matrix-derived hydrogel prevents negative LV remodeling post-myocardial infarction. Biomaterials. 2015 Mar; 45:56-63. PMID: 25662495; PMCID: PMC4326250.
    23. Ungerleider JL, Christman K. Concise review: injectable biomaterials for the treatment of myocardial infarction and peripheral artery disease: translational challenges and progress. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Sep; 3(9):1090-9. PMID: 25015641; PMCID: PMC4149304.
    24. Adam Young D, Bajaj V, Christman K. Award winner for outstanding research in the PhD category, 2014 Society for Biomaterials annual meeting and exposition, Denver, Colorado, April 16-19, 2014: Decellularized adipose matrix hydrogels stimulate in vivo neovascularization and adipose formation. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Jun; 102(6):1641-51. PMID: 24510423.
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    25. Johnson TD, Dequach JA, Gaetani R, Ungerleider J, Elhag D, Nigam V, Behfar A, Christman K. Human versus porcine tissue sourcing for an injectable myocardial matrix hydrogel. Biomater Sci. 2014; 2014:60283D. PMID: 24634775.
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    26. Johnson TD, Braden RL, Christman K. Injectable ECM scaffolds for cardiac repair. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1181:109-20. PMID: 25070331; PMCID: PMC4374640.
    27. Grover GN, Rao N, Christman K. Myocardial matrix-polyethylene glycol hybrid hydrogels for tissue engineering. Nanotechnology. 2014 Jan 10; 25(1):014011. PMID: 24334615; PMCID: PMC3914302.
    28. Suarez S, Grover GN, Braden RL, Christman K, Almutairi A. Tunable protein release from acetalated dextran microparticles: a platform for delivery of protein therapeutics to the heart post-MI. Biomacromolecules. 2013 Nov 11; 14(11):3927-35. PMID: 24053580; PMCID: PMC3910395.
    29. Rao N, Grover GN, Vincent LG, Evans SC, Choi YS, Spencer KH, Hui EE, Engler AJ, Christman K. A co-culture device with a tunable stiffness to understand combinatorial cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Integr Biol (Camb). 2013 Nov; 5(11):1344-54. PMID: 24061208; PMCID: PMC3848881.
    30. Young DA, Choi YS, Engler AJ, Christman K. Stimulation of adipogenesis of adult adipose-derived stem cells using substrates that mimic the stiffness of adipose tissue. Biomaterials. 2013 Nov; 34(34):8581-8. PMID: 23953825; PMCID: PMC3786695.
    31. Radisic M, Christman K. Materials science and tissue engineering: repairing the heart. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Aug; 88(8):884-98. PMID: 23910415; PMCID: PMC3786696.
    32. Young JL, Tuler J, Braden R, Schüp-Magoffin P, Schaefer J, Kretchmer K, Christman K, Engler AJ. In vivo response to dynamic hyaluronic acid hydrogels. Acta Biomater. 2013 Jul; 9(7):7151-7. PMID: 23523533; PMCID: PMC3674107.
    33. Grover GN, Braden RL, Christman K. Oxime cross-linked injectable hydrogels for catheter delivery. Adv Mater. 2013 Jun 04; 25(21):2937-42. PMID: 23495015; PMCID: PMC3884068.
    34. Seif-Naraghi SB, Singelyn JM, Salvatore MA, Osborn KG, Wang JJ, Sampat U, Kwan OL, Strachan GM, Wong J, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Braden RL, Bartels K, DeQuach JA, Preul M, Kinsey AM, DeMaria AN, Dib N, Christman K. Safety and efficacy of an injectable extracellular matrix hydrogel for treating myocardial infarction. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Feb 20; 5(173):173ra25. PMID: 23427245; PMCID: PMC3848875.
    35. Rao N, Evans S, Stewart D, Spencer KH, Sheikh F, Hui EE, Christman K. Fibroblasts influence muscle progenitor differentiation and alignment in contact independent and dependent manners in organized co-culture devices. Biomed Microdevices. 2013 Feb; 15(1):161-9. PMID: 22983793; PMCID: PMC3537877.
    36. Johnson TD, Christman K. Injectable hydrogel therapies and their delivery strategies for treating myocardial infarction. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2013 Jan; 10(1):59-72. PMID: 23140533.
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    37. Christman K. Treating the leading killer. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Aug 08; 4(146):146fs26. PMID: 22875825.
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    38. French KM, Boopathy AV, DeQuach JA, Chingozha L, Lu H, Christman K, Davis ME. A naturally derived cardiac extracellular matrix enhances cardiac progenitor cell behavior in vitro. Acta Biomater. 2012 Dec; 8(12):4357-64. PMID: 22842035.
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    39. Seif-Naraghi SB, Horn D, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Christman K. Injectable extracellular matrix derived hydrogel provides a platform for enhanced retention and delivery of a heparin-binding growth factor. Acta Biomater. 2012 Oct; 8(10):3695-703. PMID: 22750737; PMCID: PMC3429632.
    40. DeQuach JA, Lin JE, Cam C, Hu D, Salvatore MA, Sheikh F, Christman K. Injectable skeletal muscle matrix hydrogel promotes neovascularization and muscle cell infiltration in a hindlimb ischemia model. Eur Cell Mater. 2012 Jun 05; 23:400-12; discussion 412. PMID: 22665162; PMCID: PMC3524267.
    41. Singelyn JM, Sundaramurthy P, Johnson TD, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Hu DP, Faulk DM, Wang J, Mayle KM, Bartels K, Salvatore M, Kinsey AM, Demaria AN, Dib N, Christman K. Catheter-deliverable hydrogel derived from decellularized ventricular extracellular matrix increases endogenous cardiomyocytes and preserves cardiac function post-myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Feb 21; 59(8):751-63. PMID: 22340268; PMCID: PMC3285410.
    42. Rane AA, Christman K. Biomaterials for the treatment of myocardial infarction: a 5-year update. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Dec 13; 58(25):2615-29. PMID: 22152947.
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    43. Johnson TD, Lin SY, Christman K. Tailoring material properties of a nanofibrous extracellular matrix derived hydrogel. Nanotechnology. 2011 Dec 09; 22(49):494015. PMID: 22101810; PMCID: PMC3280097.
    44. DeQuach JA, Yuan SH, Goldstein LS, Christman K. Decellularized porcine brain matrix for cell culture and tissue engineering scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Nov; 17(21-22):2583-92. PMID: 21883047; PMCID: PMC3204197.
    45. Song A, Rane AA, Christman K. Antibacterial and cell-adhesive polypeptide and poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel as a potential scaffold for wound healing. Acta Biomater. 2012 Jan; 8(1):41-50. PMID: 22023748; PMCID: PMC3226862.
    46. Rane AA, Chuang JS, Shah A, Hu DP, Dalton ND, Gu Y, Peterson KL, Omens JH, Christman K. Increased infarct wall thickness by a bio-inert material is insufficient to prevent negative left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e21571. PMID: 21731777; PMCID: PMC3121880.
    47. Seif-Naraghi SB, Horn D, Schup-Magoffin PA, Madani MM, Christman K. Patient-to-patient variability in autologous pericardial matrix scaffolds for cardiac repair. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2011 Oct; 4(5):545-56. PMID: 21695575; PMCID: PMC3280922.
    48. Singelyn JM, Christman K. Modulation of material properties of a decellularized myocardial matrix scaffold. Macromol Biosci. 2011 Jun 14; 11(6):731-8. PMID: 21322109; PMCID: PMC3280095.
    49. Young DA, DeQuach JA, Christman K. Human cardiomyogenesis and the need for systems biology analysis. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2011 Nov-Dec; 3(6):666-80. PMID: 21197666; PMCID: PMC3282989.
    50. Christman K, Broyer RM, Schopf E, Kolodziej CM, Chen Y, Maynard HD. Protein nanopatterns by oxime bond formation. Langmuir. 2011 Feb 15; 27(4):1415-8. PMID: 21192671; PMCID: PMC3050016.
    51. Seif-Naraghi S, Singelyn J, Dequach J, Schup-Magoffin P, Christman K. Fabrication of biologically derived injectable materials for myocardial tissue engineering. J Vis Exp. 2010 Dec 20; (46). PMID: 22158083; PMCID: PMC3159653.
    52. Young DA, Ibrahim DO, Hu D, Christman K. Injectable hydrogel scaffold from decellularized human lipoaspirate. Acta Biomater. 2011 Mar; 7(3):1040-9. PMID: 20932943; PMCID: PMC3031749.
    53. DeQuach JA, Mezzano V, Miglani A, Lange S, Keller GM, Sheikh F, Christman K. Simple and high yielding method for preparing tissue specific extracellular matrix coatings for cell culture. PLoS One. 2010 Sep 27; 5(9):e13039. PMID: 20885963; PMCID: PMC2946408.
    54. Singelyn JM, Christman K. Injectable materials for the treatment of myocardial infarction and heart failure: the promise of decellularized matrices. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2010 Oct; 3(5):478-86. PMID: 20632221; PMCID: PMC2933811.
    55. Seif-Naraghi SB, Salvatore MA, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Hu DP, Christman K. Design and characterization of an injectable pericardial matrix gel: a potentially autologous scaffold for cardiac tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Jun; 16(6):2017-27. PMID: 20100033; PMCID: PMC2949214.
    56. Chung K, DeQUACH JA, Christman K. NANOPATTERNED INTERFACES FOR CONTROLLING CELL BEHAVIOR. Nano Life. 2010 Mar; 1(1-amp 2):63-77. PMID: 25383101.
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    57. Christman K, Maynard HD. Surface patterning for generating defined nanoscale matrices. Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 660:255-63. PMID: 20680824.
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    58. Singelyn JM, DeQuach JA, Seif-Naraghi SB, Littlefield RB, Schup-Magoffin PJ, Christman K. Naturally derived myocardial matrix as an injectable scaffold for cardiac tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 2009 Oct; 30(29):5409-16. PMID: 19608268; PMCID: PMC2728782.
    59. Christman K, Schopf E, Broyer RM, Li RC, Chen Y, Maynard HD. Positioning multiple proteins at the nanoscale with electron beam cross-linked functional polymers. J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Jan 21; 131(2):521-7. PMID: 19160460; PMCID: PMC3050812.
    60. Yu J, Christman K, Chin E, Sievers RE, Saeed M, Lee RJ. Restoration of left ventricular geometry and improvement of left ventricular function in a rodent model of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jan; 137(1):180-7. PMID: 19154923.
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    61. Singelyn JM, DeQuach JA, Christman K. Injectable myocardial matrix as a scaffold for myocardial tissue engineering. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009:2406-8. PMID: 19964956.
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    62. Christman K, Vázquez-Dorbatt V, Schopf E, Kolodziej CM, Li RC, Broyer RM, Chen Y, Maynard HD. Nanoscale growth factor patterns by immobilization on a heparin-mimicking polymer. J Am Chem Soc. 2008 Dec 10; 130(49):16585-91. PMID: 19554729; PMCID: PMC3110987.
    63. Mendes PM, Christman K, Parthasarathy P, Schopf E, Ouyang J, Yang Y, Preece JA, Maynard HD, Chen Y, Stoddart JF. Electrochemically controllable conjugation of proteins on surfaces. Bioconjug Chem. 2007 Nov-Dec; 18(6):1919-23. PMID: 17960874.
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    64. Christman K, Lee RJ. Biomaterials for the treatment of myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Sep 05; 48(5):907-13. PMID: 16949479.
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    65. Christman K, Requa MV, Enriquez-Rios VD, Ward SC, Bradley KA, Turner KL, Maynard HD. Submicron streptavidin patterns for protein assembly. Langmuir. 2006 Aug 15; 22(17):7444-50. PMID: 16893251.
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    66. Christman K, Maynard HD. Protein micropatterns using a pH-responsive polymer and light. Langmuir. 2005 Aug 30; 21(18):8389-93. PMID: 16114947.
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    67. Christman K, Fang Q, Kim AJ, Sievers RE, Fok HH, Candia AF, Colley KJ, Herradon G, Ezquerra L, Deuel TF, Lee RJ. Pleiotrophin induces formation of functional neovasculature in vivo. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 15; 332(4):1146-52. PMID: 15949466.
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    68. Christman K, Fang Q, Yee MS, Johnson KR, Sievers RE, Lee RJ. Enhanced neovasculature formation in ischemic myocardium following delivery of pleiotrophin plasmid in a biopolymer. Biomaterials. 2005 Apr; 26(10):1139-44. PMID: 15451633.
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    69. Christman K, Vardanian AJ, Fang Q, Sievers RE, Fok HH, Lee RJ. Injectable fibrin scaffold improves cell transplant survival, reduces infarct expansion, and induces neovasculature formation in ischemic myocardium. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Aug 04; 44(3):654-60. PMID: 15358036.
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    70. Christman K, Fok HH, Sievers RE, Fang Q, Lee RJ. Fibrin glue alone and skeletal myoblasts in a fibrin scaffold preserve cardiac function after myocardial infarction. Tissue Eng. 2004 Mar-Apr; 10(3-4):403-9. PMID: 15165457.
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