Publications

Forget, A., Gianni-Barrera, R., Uccelli, A., Sarem, M., Kohler, E., Fogli, B., Muraro, M. G., Bichet, S., Aumann, K., Banfi, A. and Shastri, V. P. (2019) ‘Mechanically defined microenvironment promotes stabilization of microvasculature, which correlates with the enrichment of a novel Piezo-1+ population of circulating CD11b+/CD115+ monocytes’, Advanced materials. Wiley, 31(21), p. e1808050. doi: 10.1002/adma.201808050.   edoc
Uccelli, A., Wolff, T., Valente, P., Di Maggio, N., Pellegrino, M., Gürke, L., Banfi, A. and Gianni-Barrera, R. (2019) ‘Vascular endothelial growth factor biology for regenerative angiogenesis’, Swiss medical weekly, 149, p. w20011. doi: 10.4414/smw.2019.20011.   edoc
Gianni-Barrera, R., Butschkau, A., Uccelli, A., Certelli, A., Valente, P., Bartolomeo, M., Groppa, E., Burger, M. G., Hlushchuk, R., Heberer, M., Schaefer, D. J., Gürke, L., Djonov, V., Vollmar, B. and Banfi, A. (2018) ‘PDGF-BB regulates splitting angiogenesis in skeletal muscle by limiting VEGF-induced endothelial proliferation’, Angiogenesis. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s10456-018-9634-5.   edoc | Open Access
Groppa, E., Brkic, S., Uccelli, A., Wirth, G., Korpisalo-Pirinen, P., Filippova, M., Dasen, B., Sacchi, V., Muraro, M. G., Trani, M., Reginato, S., Gianni-Barrera, R., Ylä-Herttuala, S. and Banfi, A. (2018) ‘EphrinB2/EphB4 signaling regulates non-sprouting angiogenesis by VEGF’, EMBO reports. Wiley, 19(5), p. e45054. doi: 10.15252/embr.201745054.   edoc | Open Access
Melly, L., Cerino, G., Frobert, A., Cook, S., Giraud, M.-N., Carrel, T., Tevaearai Stahel, H. T., Eckstein, F., Rondelet, B., Marsano, A. and Banfi, A. (2018) ‘Myocardial infarction stabilization by cell-based expression of controlled Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor levels’, Journal of cellular and molecular medicine. Wiley, 22(5), pp. 2580-2591. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13511.   edoc | Open Access
Bourgine, P. E., Gaudiello, E., Pippenger, B., Jaquiery, C., Klein, T., Pigeot, S., Todorov, A., Jr., Feliciano, S., Banfi, A. and Martin, I. (2017) ‘Engineered Extracellular Matrices as Biomaterials of Tunable Composition and Function’, Advanced Functional Materials. Wiley, 27(7), p. 1605486. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201605486.   edoc
Schaad, L., Hlushchuk, R., Barré, S., Gianni-Barrera, R., Haberthür, D., Banfi, A. and Djonov, V. (2017) ‘Correlative Imaging of the Murine Hind Limb Vasculature and Muscle Tissue by MicroCT and Light Microscopy’, Scientific reports. Springer Nature, 7, p. 41842. doi: 10.1038/srep41842.   edoc | Open Access
Gaudiello, E., Melly, L., Cerino, G., Boccardo, S., Jalili-Firoozinezhad, S., Xu, L., Eckstein, F., Martin, I., Kaufmann, B. A., Banfi, A. and Marsano, A. (2017) ‘Scaffold Composition Determines the Angiogenic Outcome of Cell-Based Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression by Modulating Its Microenvironmental Distribution’, Advanced healthcare materials. Wiley, 6(24), p. 1700600. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201700600.   edoc
Medeiros Da Cunha, C. M., Perugini, V., Bernegger, P., Centola, M., Barbero, A., Guildford, A. L., Santin, M., Banfi, A., Martin, I. and Marsano, A. (2017) ‘Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Sequestration Enhances In Vivo Cartilage Formation’, International journal of molecular sciences. Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), 18(11), p. 2478. doi: 10.3390/ijms18112478.   edoc | Open Access
Grosso, A., Burger, M. G., Lunger, A., Schaefer, D. J., Banfi, A. and Di Maggio, N. (2017) ‘It Takes Two to Tang: Coupling of Angiogenesis and Osteogenesis for Bone Regeneration’, Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology. Frontiers Media, 5, p. 68. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2017.00068.   edoc | Open Access
Gianni-Barrera, R., Burger, M., Wolff, T., Heberer, M., Schaefer, D. J., Gürke, L., Mujagic, E. and Banfi, A. (2016) ‘Long-term safety and stability of angiogenesis induced by balanced single-vector co-expression of PDGF-BB and VEGF164 in skeletal muscle’, Scientific reports. Springer Nature, 6, p. 21546. doi: 10.1038/srep21546.   edoc | Open Access
Di Maggio, N., Martella, E., Meikle, S., Columbaro, M., Lucarelli, E., Santin, M. and Banfi, A. (2016) ‘Rapid and efficient magnetization of mesenchymal stem cells by dendrimer-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles’, Nanomedicine. Future Medicine, 11(12), pp. 1519-1534. doi: 10.2217/nnm-2016-0085.   edoc
Boccardo, S., Gaudiello, E., Melly, L., Cerino, G., Ricci, D., Martin, I., Eckstein, F., Banfi, A. and Marsano, A. (2016) ‘Engineered mesenchymal cell-based patches as controlled VEGF delivery systems to induce extrinsic angiogenesis’, Acta Biomaterialia. Elsevier, 42, pp. 127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.07.041.   edoc
Marsano, A., Medeiros da Cunha, C. M., Ghanaati, S., Gueven, S., Centola, M., Tsaryk, R., Barbeck, M., Stuedle, C., Barbero, A., Helmrich, U., Schaeren, S., Kirkpatrick, J. C., Banfi, A. and Martin, I. (2016) ‘Spontaneous In Vivo Chondrogenesis of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells by Blocking Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling’, Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Wiley, 5(12), pp. 1730-1738. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2015-0321.   edoc | Open Access
Martino, M. M., Brkic, S., Bovo, E., Burger, M., Schaefer, D. J., Wolff, T., Gürke, L., Briquez, P. S., Larsson, H. M., Gianni-Barrera, R., Hubbell, J. A. and Banfi, A. (2015) ‘Extracellular matrix and growth factor engineering for controlled angiogenesis in regenerative medicine’, Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology. Frontiers Media, 3, p. 45. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00045.   edoc | Open Access
Groppa, E., Brkic, S., Bovo, E., Reginato, S., Sacchi, V., Di Maggio, N., Muraro, M. G., Calabrese, D., Heberer, M., Gianni-Barrera, R. and Banfi, A. (2015) ‘VEGF dose regulates vascular stabilization through Semaphorin3A and the Neuropilin-1+ monocyte/TGF-β1 paracrine axis’, EMBO Molecular Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, 7(10), pp. 1366-1384. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201405003.   edoc | Open Access
Banfi, A. and Gianni-Barrera, R. (2015) ‘VEGF, shear stress and muscle angiogenesis: a complicated triangle’, Acta physiologica (Oxford, England). John Wiley & Sons, 214(3), pp. 298-299. doi: 10.1111/apha.12514.   edoc
Gianni-Barrera, R., Bartolomeo, M., Vollmar, B., Djonov, V. and Banfi, A. (2014) ‘Split for the cure: VEGF, PDGF-BB and intussusception in therapeutic angiogenesis’, Biochemical Society Transactions. Portland Press, 42(6), pp. 1637-1642. doi: 10.1042/BST20140234.   edoc
Sacchi, V., Mittermayr, R., Hartinger, J., Martino, M. M., Lorentz, K. M., Wolbank, S., Hofmann, A., Largo, R. A., Marschall, J. S., Groppa, E., Gianni-Barrera, R., Ehrbar, M., Hubbell, J. A., Redl, H. and Banfi, A. (2014) ‘Long-lasting fibrin matrices ensure stable and functional angiogenesis by highly tunable, sustained delivery of recombinant VEGF164’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. National Academy of Sciences, 111(19), pp. 6952-6957. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404605111.   edoc | Open Access
Dohle, E., Bischoff, I., Böse, T., Marsano, A., Banfi, A., Unger, R. E. and Kirkpatrick, C. J. (2014) ‘Macrophage-mediated angiogenic activation of outgrowth endothelial cells in co-culture with primary osteoblasts’, European Cells and Materials. AO Foundation, 27, pp. 149-165. doi: 10.22203/eCM.v027a12.   edoc
Mehrkens, A., Di Maggio, N., Gueven, S., Schaefer, D., Scherberich, A., Banfi, A. and Martin, I. (2014) ‘Non-adherent mesenchymal progenitors from adipose tissue stromal vascular fraction’, Tissue Engineering. Mary Ann Liebert, 20(5-6), pp. 1081-1088. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0273.   edoc
Largo, R. A., Ramakrishnan, V. M., Marschall, J. S., Ziogas, A., Banfi, A., Eberli and Ehrbar, M. (2014) ‘Long-term biostability and bioactivity of fibrin-linked VEGF121 in vitro and in vivo’, Biomaterials science. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2(4), pp. 581-590. doi: 10.1039/C3BM60270B.   edoc
Mujagic, E., Gianni-Barrera, R., Trani, M., Patel, A., Gürke, L., Heberer, M., Wolff, T. and Banfi, A. (2013) ‘Induction of aberrant vascular growth, but not of normal angiogenesis, by cell-based expression of different doses of human and mouse VEGF is species-dependent’, Human gene therapy methods. Mary Ann Liebert, 24(1), pp. 28-37. doi: 10.1089/hgtb.2012.197.   edoc
Gianni-Barrera, R., Trani, M., Fontanellaz, C., Heberer, M., Djonov, V., Hlushchuk, R. and Banfi, A. (2013) ‘VEGF over-expression in skeletal muscle induces angiogenesis by intussusception rather than sprouting’, Angiogenesis. Kluwer, 16(1), pp. 123-136. doi: 10.1007/s10456-012-9304-y.   edoc
Marsano, A., Maidhof, R., Luo, J., Fujikara, K., Konofagou, E. E., Banfi, A. and Vunjak-Novakovic, G. (2013) ‘The effect of controlled expression of VEGF by transduced myoblasts in a cardiac patch on vascularization in a mouse model of myocardial infarction’, Biomaterials. Elsevier, 34(2), pp. 393-401. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.09.038.   edoc
Helmrich, U., Di Maggio, N., Guven, S., Groppa, E., Melly, L., Largo, R. D., Heberer, M., Martin, I., Scherberich, A. and Banfi, A. (2013) ‘Osteogenic graft vascularization and bone resorption by VEGF-expressing human mesenchymal progenitors’, Biomaterials. Elsevier, 34(21), pp. 5025-5035. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.03.040.   edoc
Taylor, J. and Banfi, A. (2013) ‘European Perspectives Funding: Swiss Heart Foundation Research Grant 2012 - Andrea Banfi, MD’, Circulation. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318299b821.   edoc
Di Maggio, N., Mehrkens, A., Papadimitropoulos, A., Schaeren, S., Heberer, M., Banfi, A. and Martin, I. (2012) ‘Fibroblast growth factor-2 maintains a niche-dependent population of self-renewing highly potent non-adherent mesenchymal progenitors through FGFR2c’, Stem cells. AlphaMed Press, 30(7), pp. 1455-1464. doi: 10.1002/stem.1106.   edoc
Melly, L. F., Marsano, A., Frobert, A., Boccardo, S., Helmrich, U., Heberer, M., Eckstein, F. S., Carrel, T. P., Giraud, M.-N., Tevaearai, H. T. and Banfi, A. (2012) ‘Controlled angiogenesis in the heart by cell-based expression of specific vascular endothelial growth factor levels’, Human gene therapy methods. Mary Ann Liebert, 23(5), pp. 346-356. doi: 10.1089/hgtb.2012.032.   edoc
Banfi, A., von Degenfeld, G., Gianni-Barrera, R., Reginato, S., Merchant, M. J., McDonald, D. M. and Blau, H. M. (2012) ‘Therapeutic angiogenesis due to balanced single-vector delivery of VEGF and PDGF-BB’, The FASEB journal. FASEB, 26(6), pp. 2486-2497. doi: 10.1096/fj.11-197400.   edoc
Melly, L., Boccardo, S., Eckstein, F., Banfi, A. and Marsano, A. (2012) ‘Cell and gene therapy approaches for cardiac vascularization’, Cells. MDPI, pp. 961-975. doi: 10.3390/cells1040961.   edoc
Wolff, T., Mujagic, E., Gianni-Barrera, R., Fueglistaler, P., Helmrich, U., Misteli, H., Gurke, L., Heberer, M. and Banfi, A. (2012) ‘FACS-purified myoblasts producing controlled VEGF levels induce safe and stable angiogenesis in chronic hind limb ischemia’, Journal of cellular and molecular medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, 16(1), pp. 107-117. doi: 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2011.01308.x.   edoc
Helmrich, U., Marsano, A., Melly, L., Wolff, T., Christ, L., Heberer, M., Scherberich, A., Martin, I. and Banfi, A. (2012) ‘Generation of human adult mesenchymal stromal/stem cells expressing defined xenogenic vascular endothelial growth factor levels by optimized transduction and flow cytometry purification’, Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods. Mary Ann Liebert, 18(4), pp. 283-292. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2011.0413.   edoc | Open Access
Reginato, S., Gianni-Barrera, R. and Banfi, A. (2011) ‘Taming of the wild vessel : promoting vessel stabilization for safe therapeutic angiogenesis’, Biochemical Society transactions. Portland Press, 39(6), pp. 1654-1658. doi: 10.1042/BST20110652.   edoc
Gianni-Barrera, R., Trani, M., Reginato, S. and Banfi, A. (2011) ‘To sprout or to split? VEGF, Notch and vascular morphogenesis’, Biochemical Society transactions. Portland Press, 39(6), pp. 1644-1648. doi: 10.1042/BST20110650.   edoc
Scherberich, A., Müller, A. M., Schäfer, D. J., Banfi, A. and Martin, I. (2010) ‘Adipose tissue-derived progenitors for engineering osteogenic and vasculogenic grafts’, Journal of Cellular Physiology. Wiley, 225(2), pp. 348-353. doi: 10.1002/jcp.22313.   edoc
Kupatt, C., Hinkel, R., Pfosser, A., El-Aouni, C., Wuchrer, A., Fritz, A., Globisch, F., Thormann, M., Horstkotte, J., Lebherz, C., Thein, E., Banfi, A. and Boekstegers, P. (2010) ‘Cotransfection of vascular endothelial growth factor-A and platelet-derived growth factor-B via recombinant adeno-associated virus resolves chronic ischemic malperfusion role of vessel maturation’, Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Elsevier, 56(5), pp. 414-422.   edoc
Misteli, H., Wolff, T., Füglistaler, P., Gianni-Barrera, R., Gürke, L., Heberer, M. and Banfi, A. (2010) ‘High-throughput flow cytometry purification of transduced progenitors expressing defined levels of vascular endothelial growth factor induces controlled angiogenesis in vivo’, Stem cells. AlphaMed Press, 28(3), pp. 611-619.   edoc
Sanchez de Miguel, L., Neysari, S., Jakob, S., Petrimpol, M., Butz, N., Banfi, A., Zaugg, C. E., Humar, R. and Battegay, E. J. (2008) ‘B2-kinin receptor plays a key role in B1-, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor-, and vascular endothelial growth factor-stimulated in vitro angiogenesis in the hypoxic mouse heart’, Cardiovascular research. Oxford University Press, 80(1), pp. 106-113.   edoc
Munk, V. C., Sanchez de Miguel, L., Petrimpol, M., Butz, N., Banfi, A., Eriksson, U., Hein, L., Humar, R. and Battegay, E. J. (2007) ‘Angiotensin II induces angiogenesis in the hypoxic adult mouse heart in vitro through an AT2-B2 receptor pathway’, Hypertension. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 49(5), pp. 1178-1185.   edoc
Banfi, A., Fueglistaler, P. and Gianni-Barrera, R. (2007) ‘The maturation of vessels : a limitation to forced neovascularization?’, in Therapeutic neovascularization–quo vadis?. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 139-158. doi: 10.1007/1-4020-5955-8_8.   edoc