Copper and angiogenesis: unravelling a relationship key to cancer progression.

@article{Finney2009CopperAA,
  title={Copper and angiogenesis: unravelling a relationship key to cancer progression.},
  author={Lydia A Finney and Stefan Vogt and Tohru Fukai and David Glesne},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={88-94}
}
1. Angiogenesis, the formation of new capillaries from existing vasculature, is a critical process in normal physiology as well as several physiopathologies. A desire to curb the supportive role angiogenesis plays in the development and metastasis of cancers has driven exploration into anti-angiogenic strategies as cancer therapeutics. Key to this, angiogenesis additionally displays an exquisite sensitivity to bioavailable copper. Depletion of copper has been shown to inhibit angiogenesis in a… CONTINUE READING