Effect of muscle-derived stem cells on the restoration of corpora cavernosa smooth muscle and erectile function in the aged rat.

BJU Int. 2008 May;101(9):1156-64. Epub 2008 Feb 21. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF: Effect of muscle-derived stem cells on the restoration of corpora cavernosa smooth muscle and erectile function in the aged rat. Nolazco G, Kovanecz I, Vernet D, Gelfand RA, Tsao J, Ferrini MG, Magee T, Rajfer J, OBJECTIVE: To determine whether skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs)…

Endothelium-specific gene and stem cell-based therapy for erectile dysfunction.

Asian J Androl. 2008 Jan;10(1):14-22. Endothelium-specific gene and stem cell-based therapy for erectile dysfunction. Strong TD, Gebska MA, Burnett AL, Champion HC, Bivalacqua TJ. Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) commonly results from endothelial dysfunction of the systemic vasculature. Although phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors are effective at treating most cases of ED, they must be taken…

Emerging neuromodulatory molecules for the treatment of neurogenic erectile dysfunction caused by cavernous nerve injury.

Asian J Androl. 2008 Jan;10(1):54-9 Emerging neuromodulatory molecules for the treatment of neurogenic erectile dysfunction caused by cavernous nerve injury. Bella AJ, Lin G, Cagiannos I, Lue TF. Abstract Advances in the neurobiology of growth factors, neural development, and prevention of cell death have resulted in a heightened clinical interest for the development of protective…

Preclinical evidence for the benefits of penile rehabilitation therapy following nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.

Adv Urol. 2008:594868 Preclinical evidence for the benefits of penile rehabilitation therapy following nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Albersen M, Joniau S, Claes H, Van Poppel H Abstract Erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy remains a frequent problem despite the development of nerve-sparing techniques. This erectile dysfunction is believed to be neurogenic, enhanced by hypoxia-induced structural changes which…

Tissue engineering for the lower urinary tract: a review of a state of the art approach.

  Eur Urol. 2007 Dec;52(6):1580-9   Tissue engineering for the lower urinary tract: a review of a state of the art approach.   Sievert KD, Amend B, Stenzl A   Abstract   OBJECTIVES: Tissue engineering (TE) has become synonymous with physiological and functional reconstructive approaches in medicine. Although the goals of TE are ambitious and…

Potential differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cell transplanted in rat corpus cavernosum toward endothelial or smooth muscle cells.

Int J Impot Res. 2007 Jul-Aug;19(4):378-85. Epub 2007 Apr 26. Potential differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cell transplanted in rat corpus cavernosum toward endothelial or smooth muscle cells. Song YS, Lee HJ, Park IH, Kim WK, Ku JH, Kim SU. Abstract One of the causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) is the damaged penile cavernous smooth…

Magnetic resonance evaluation of human mesenchymal stem cells in corpus cavernosa of rats and rabbits.

Asian J Androl. 2007 May;9(3):361-7. Magnetic resonance evaluation of human mesenchymal stem cells in corpus cavernosa of rats and rabbits. Song YS, Ku JH, Song ES, Kim JH, Jeon JS, Lee KH, Kim SJ, Cheong HJ, Lim IS, Choi D, Won JH Abstract AIM: To investigate whether the biological process of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-labeled…

Relationship between vascular damage degrees and endothelial progenitor cells in patients with erectile dysfunction: effect of vardenafil administration and PDE5 expression in the bone marrow.

Eur Urol. 2007 May;51(5):1411-7; discussion 1417-9 Relationship between vascular damage degrees and endothelial progenitor cells in patients with erectile dysfunction: effect of vardenafil administration and PDE5 expression in the bone marrow. Foresta C, Caretta N, Lana A, De Toni L, Biagioli A, Vinanzi C, Ferlin A: Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the levels of circulating progenitor…