Mitsuharu Fukasawa

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PURPOSE Neuropilin (Np)-1 and -2 are coreceptors for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This study was designed to assess their role in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We assessed Np-1 and Np-2 expression by real-time quantitative PCR in relation to the expression of VEGF ligands and receptors in pancreatic cancer cell(More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is a potent angiogenic agent that binds to two high affinity VEGF receptors (VEGFRs), a process facilitated by the low affinity neuropilin receptors. Although VEGF-A is overexpressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, it is not known whether the in vivo growth of multiple pancreatic cancer cells can be(More)
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