Harris J. Granger

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Systemic administration of the nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor Nomega-nitro--arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) to rabbits bearing a corneal implant blocked vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), but not basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-induced angiogenesis. L-NAME completely blocked angiogenesis induced by VEGF-transfected MCF-7 breast carcinoma(More)
Fluid movement through the capillary membrane has been measured in the lower legs of dogs by using implanted, perforated capsules as internal plethysmographs. Utilizing this procedure it was possible to compare the effects of changes in interstitial fluid pressure with the effects of changes in venous pressure and arterial pressure on movement of fluid(More)
Intra-abdominal fluid volume and hydrostatic pressure were elevated by positive pressure infusion of Tyrode solution into the peritoneal cavity of anesthetized dogs. The compliance of the peritoneal cavity fell from 10.8 to 0.56 ml X mmHg-1 X kg-1 of body wt as intra-abdominal pressure increased from 0 to 40 mmHg. Intrathoracic pressure also increased as(More)
We evaluated the effects of nitric oxide (NO) generators and endogenous production of NO elicited by substance P (SP) in the angiogenesis process. Angiogenesis was monitored in the rabbit cornea in vivo and in vitro by measuring the growth and migration of endothelial cells isolated from coronary postcapillary venules. The angiogenesis promoted in the(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelium-specific, secreted protein that acts as a vasodilator, angiogenic peptide, and hyperpermeability factor. Recent reports have shown that nitric oxide synthase inhibitors block proliferation and microvascular hyperpermeability induced by VEGF. This study examined the mechanisms by which nitric oxide(More)
We recently demonstrated that nitric oxide (NO) significantly contributes to the mitogenic effect of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), suggesting a role for the NO pathway in the signaling cascade following kinase-derivative receptor activation in vascular endothelium. The aim of this study was to investigate the intracellular pathways linked to(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelium-specific secreted protein that potently stimulates vasodilation, microvascular hyperpermeability, and angiogenesis. Nitric oxide (NO) is also reported to modulate vascular tone, permeability, and capillary growth. Therefore, we hypothesized that VEGF might regulate endothelial production of NO. The(More)
The placental-derived growth factor (PIGF) is a dimeric glycoprotein showing a high degree of sequence similarity to the vascular endothelial growth factor. Alternative splicing of the PIGF primary transcript gives rise to two forms, named PIGF-1 and PIGF-2, which differ only in the insertion of a highly basic 21-amino acid stretch at the carboxyl end. The(More)
The plasminogen activator system is known to play a crucial role in the angiogenesis process by modulating the adhesive properties of endothelial cells to the extracellular matrix and cell-cell interaction. In the present study, we demonstrated that the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) induced neovascular growth in the avascular rabbit cornea and(More)