VEGF-dependent plasticity of fenestrated capillaries in the normal adult microvasculature.


Unlike during development, blood vessels in the adult are generally thought not to require VEGF for normal function. However, VEGF is a survival factor for many tumor vessels, and there are clues that some normal blood vessels may also depend on VEGF. In this study, we sought to identify which, if any, vascular beds in adult mice depend on VEGF for survival… (More)


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@article{Kamba2006VEGFdependentPO, title={VEGF-dependent plasticity of fenestrated capillaries in the normal adult microvasculature.}, author={Tomomi Kamba and Betty YFY Tam and Hiroya Hashizume and Amy Haskell and Barbara Sennino and Michael Robert Mancuso and Scott Michael Norberg and Shaun M O'Brien and Rachel B. Davis and Lori C. Gowen and Keith D Anderson and Gavin Thurston and Shuji Joho and Matthew L. Springer and C. Joncheng Kuo and Donald Mcdonald}, journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology}, year={2006}, volume={290 2}, pages={H560-76} }