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The growth of solid tumors is highly dependent on vascular proliferation. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the main mediator of angiogenesis, and platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFR-beta), receptor for the potent mitogen PDGF, are two indicators of the angiogenic potential of human gliomas. We studied a series of 57 surgical(More)
Experimental studies in extreme hypoxic conditions affecting the brain have been performed mainly in acute but not chronic models. Twenty rats were housed and exposed to decreasing concentrations of oxygen (from 21% to 7% over 130 days) and ten normal rats were used as control. Paraffin slices from representative sections containing cerebral cortex,(More)
INTRODUCTION The homeostasis of tissues depends on a strict control of cell growth, differentiation and death. Several proteins, which are involved on the regulation of the cell cycle, can suffer diverse alterations and produce an uncontrolled cell proliferation and the genesis of a neoplastic process. The assessment of cell proliferation is an useful(More)
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