Sammy T. K. Liu

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The physiological process of exercise-induced angiogenesis involves the orchestrated upregulation of angiogenic factors together with repression of angiostatic factors. The Forkhead Box 'O' (FoxO) transcription factors promote an angiostatic environment in pathological contexts. We hypothesized that endothelial FoxO1 and FoxO3a also play an integral role in(More)
Skeletal muscle overload induces the expression of angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, leading to new capillary growth. We found that the overload-induced increase in angiogenesis, as well as increases in VEGF, MMP-2 and MT1-MMP transcripts were abrogated in muscle VEGF KO mice,(More)
The angiostatic nature of pharmacological doses of glucocorticoid steroids is well known. However, the consequences of pathophysiological elevation of endogenous glucocorticoids are not well established. In the current study, we hypothesized that the angiostatic effect of corticosterone, an endogenous glucocorticoid in rodents, occurs through multi-faceted(More)
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