Patterns of expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptors in mice suggest a role in hormonally regulated angiogenesis.

@article{Shweiki1993PatternsOE,
  title={Patterns of expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptors in mice suggest a role in hormonally regulated angiogenesis.},
  author={Dorit Shweiki and Ahuva Itin and Gera Neufeld and H Gitay-Goren and E. Keshet},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={2235-43}
}
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a secreted endothelial cell-specific mitogen. To evaluate whether VEGF may play a role in angiogenesis, we have determined the spatial and temporal patterns of expression of VEGF and VEGF receptors during natural angiogenic processes taking place within the female reproductive system. Four angiogenic processes were analyzed: neovascularization of ovarian follicles, neovascularization of the corpus luteum, repair of endometrial vessels, and… CONTINUE READING