The splice variants 120 and 164 of the angiogenic peptide vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) are expressed during Achilles tendon healing

@article{Petersen2003TheSV,
  title={The splice variants 120 and 164 of the angiogenic peptide vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) are expressed during Achilles tendon healing},
  author={W. P. Petersen and Thomas Pufe and Frank N. Unterhauser and Thore Zantop and Rolf Mentlein and Andreas Weiler},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={123},
  pages={475-480}
}
The Achilles tendon is one of the most common sites of tendon injury and rupture. One of the early events of wound healing is angiogenesis, in which neovascularization prompts delivery of inflammatory cells and fibroblasts to the wound site. Angiogenesis is controlled by a variety of mitogenic, chemotactic, or inhibitory peptides and lipid factors that act on invading endothelial and smooth muscle cells. One of the most important angiogenic factors is the vascular endothelial cell growth factor… CONTINUE READING