Jay Overholser

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Tumor angiogenesis is mediated by tumor-secreted angiogenic growth factors that interact with their surface receptors expressed on endothelial cells. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor [fetal liver kinase 1 (Flk-1)/kinase insert domain-containing receptor] play an important role in vascular permeability and tumor angiogenesis.(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a multifunctional angiogenic growth factor that is a primary stimulant of the development and maintenance of a vascular network in embryogenesis and the vascularization of solid tumors. At the present time there are two well-characterized receptors for VEGF that are selectively expressed on endothelium. VEGF(More)
Vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cad) is an endothelial cell-specific adhesion molecule that is crucial for proper assembly of vascular tubes. Here we show that a monoclonal antibody (BV13) directed to the extracellular region of VE-cad inhibits formation of adherens junctions and capillary-like structures by endothelial cells and blocks angiogenesis in(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic carcinoma is associated with a poor prognosis, and treatment options for patients with this disease are limited. The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and its ligands are overexpressed in human pancreatic carcinoma and may contribute to the pathophysiology of these tumors. METHODS The anti-EGF receptor monoclonal antibody(More)
Vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin) is an endothelial cell-specific adhesion molecule that is localized exclusively at cell-cell contacts referred to as adherens junctions. VE-cadherin-mediated adhesion is crucial for proper assembly of vascular structures during angiogenesis as well as for maintenance of a normal vascular integrity. We have shown(More)
Heparin-steroid conjugates have been prepared by linking a non-anti-coagulating derivative of heparin, which binds to endothelial cells, to an angiostatic steroid, which suppresses endothelial cell division. One such conjugate, heparin adipic hydrazide (HAH) linked to cortisol, has previously been shown to inhibit both angiogenesis and the growth of solid(More)
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