Vasoprotective VEGF as a candidate for prevention of recurrence of fibrotic diseases such as Dupuytren's contracture.

@article{Bains2003VasoprotectiveVA,
  title={Vasoprotective VEGF as a candidate for prevention of recurrence of fibrotic diseases such as Dupuytren's contracture.},
  author={W. Bains},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={793-6}
}
  • W. Bains
  • Published 2003 in Medical hypotheses
Dupuytren's contracture is a disease caused by the proliferation of contractile, fibroblastic cells adjacent to the palmar fascia of the hand. Cellular proliferation is apparently related to similar 'fibroblast' proliferation in wound healing, but continues in the absence of wounding. I propose that this is a similar processes to that which happens in the vascular wall during vascular surgery, that the myofibroblasts are at least partially similar to smooth muscle cells in phenotype, and… CONTINUE READING

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