Vascular differentiation and glucose transporter expression in rat gliomas: effects of steroids.

Abstract

The GLUT1 isoform of the glucose transporter is normally expressed at high levels in differentiated brain vessels that also express a permeability barrier. In contrast, malignant brain neoplasms have relatively undifferentiated vessels that are highly permeable, proliferate to high vascular densities, and often lose GLUT1 expression. Using the rat… (More)

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