Somatostatin receptor 2A expression in choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration.

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PURPOSE The growth of ocular neovascularization is regulated by a balance between stimulating and inhibiting growth factors. Somatostatin affects angiogenesis by inhibiting the growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor axis and also has a direct antiproliferative effect on human retinal endothelial cells. The purpose of our study is to investigate the… (More)

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