M.D. Kaohsiung Medical College
Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle (Bioengineering)
The AFSC-ECs demonstrated endothelial cell characteristics in vitro. Four weeks later, AFSC-ECs transplantation significantly increased limb salvage (85%), compared to AFSCs (56%), human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs; 25%), or medium (0%). Laser Doppler perfusion analysis revealed that the ischemic/normal limb blood perfusion ratio significantly improved in the AFSC-EC group.