PlGF knockout delays brain vessel growth and maturation upon systemic hypoxic challenge.


In this study, we have investigated the potential role of placental growth factor (PlGF) in hypoxia-induced brain angiogenesis. To this end, PlGF wild-type (PlGF(+/+)) and PlGF knockout (PlGF(-/-)) mice were exposed to whole body hypoxia (10% oxygen) for 7, 14, and 21 days. PlGF(+/+) animals exhibited a significant ~40% increase in angiogenesis after 7 days… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/jcbfm.2011.167


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