Differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in human fetal skeletal site-specific tissues: Mandible versus femur.

@article{Marini2015DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in human fetal skeletal site-specific tissues: Mandible versus femur.},
  author={Mirca Marini and Roberto Bertolai and Stefano Ambrosini and Erica Sarchielli and Gabriella Barbara Vannelli and Eleonora Sgambati},
  journal={Acta histochemica},
  year={2015},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={228-34}
}
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a well-known mediator that signals through pathways in angiogenesis and osteogenesis. Angiogenesis and bone formation are coupled during either skeletal development or bone remodeling and repair occurring in postnatal life. In this study, we examined for the first time the expression of VEGF in human fetal mandibular and femoral bone in comparison with the respective adult tissues. Similarly to other craniofacial bones, but at variance with the axial… CONTINUE READING