The codependence of angiogenesis and chronic inflammation.

  title={The codependence of angiogenesis and chronic inflammation.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Jackson and Michael Peter Seed and Catherine Kircher and Derek A. Willoughby and James D. Winkler},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={11 6},
Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels from existing ones. It is an important aspect of new tissue development, growth, and tissue repair. It is also a component of many diseases including cancer, blindness, and chronic inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis. There is considerable evidence to suggest that angiogenesis and chronic inflammation are codependent; recent studies have begun to reveal the nature of this link, which involves both augmentation of cellular… CONTINUE READING