Expression of the angiogenic factors, basic fibroblast growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor, in the ovary.


In adult tissues, vascular growth (angiogenesis) occurs normally during tissue repair, such as in the healing of wounds and fractures. Inappropriate vascular growth is associated with various pathological conditions. These conditions include tumor growth, retinopathies, hemangiomas, fibroses, and rheumatoid arthritis in the case of rampant vascular growth… (More)