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Articles by Shidrokh Ardestani in JoVE
The Polyvinyl Alcohol Sponge Model Implantation
Desirae L. Deskins1,2, Shidrokh Ardestani1,2, Pampee P. Young1,2,3
1Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
A useful tool to analyze the effects of drugs, growth factors, and/or manipulated cells in an animal model of wound repair is described. This technique utilizes the properties of a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sponge to deliver and contain the desired treatment and also provide a platform to be excised and analyzed.
Other articles by Shidrokh Ardestani on PubMed
Myeloid Cells in Cancer Progression: Unique Subtypes and Their Roles in Tumor Growth, Vascularity, and Host Immune Suppression
Cancer Microenvironment : Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society. 2010 | Pubmed ID: 21505557
Leukocytic infiltrates, particularly myeloid cells, can stimulate an anti-tumor immune response, but more often they stimulate tumor development, including promoting invasion, tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Distinct myeloid phenotypes are being characterized that have been shown to promote tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis. This review provides an overview of myeloid differentiation and spotlights specific pro-tumorogenic myeloid populations and their role in cancer progression. Efforts to characterize these pro-tumorogenic myeloid cell immunophenotypes may lead to novel targets for cancer therapy.