Angiogenesis in the thyroid gland.

  title={Angiogenesis in the thyroid gland.},
  author={James D. Ramsden},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  volume={166 3},
Angiogenesis is the mechanism of blood vessel formation after the first few days of embryogenesis, and is essential for all tissue growth. In adults, angiogenesis occurs in the thyroid during disease processes including goitre, Graves' disease, thyroiditis and cancer. The molecular mechanisms controlling angiogenesis are becoming clearer, and therapy targeting these processes is coming closer to clinical fruition. Both promoters and inhibitors of angiogenesis have been identified in the thyroid… CONTINUE READING