Role of vascular endothelial growth factor in the response to vessel injury.

Abstract

In the post-embryonic life, physiological angiogenesis is tightly controlled. Angiogenesis also occurs in pathological circumstances such as tumor vessel proliferation, retinal neovascularization and ischemia. The development of collateral circulation is not only not deleterious, but life saving. Other cases such as neoplastic neovascularization are the… (More)

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